Thursday, December 23, 2010

The Treasure Hunt

Although this blog normally features articles on air conditioning instruction, I am taking the liberty of writing on the current Christmas Season in this one. It is nearly Christmas and many of us are neck deep in the annual last minute treasure hunt that takes place this time of year. We scour adds and the internet looking for elusive gifting treasure. We sacrifice time, health, and wealth in an effort to secure those must have gifts in our annual treasure hunt. The tension is heightened because we compete against each other; there are only so many baby bobble heads to be found! Even if you are not particularly religious, you probably have heard the famous verse from Luke 12:34 “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” The normal interpretation of this verse is to point out that you invest your time and money in what you really love. I think most people recognize the truth in this statement even if it can make us uncomfortable. However, I would like to turn this around a bit and suggest  that your heart will locate your treasure for you in this mad scramble treasure hunt. What would you miss most in your life if it were suddenly taken away? The answer is probably not something, but someone. Hopefully several someones. Afterall, why are you trying to locate the baby bobble head? To see the look of joy on someone’s face. So in the din of the treasure hunt let your heart guide you to your treasure. My treasure greets me in the morning, sings in the choir, plays in the marching band, and studies at Vanderbilt. I am a wealthy man!

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