I have really been spending some quality time trying to figure out what’s important to me. When I was in California Greg Amundson told me a great story that his father had told him……
When a man died he began to look around at his friends to see who was going to come with him.
He turned to pride – ‘Pride will you go with me?’
Pride – ‘No I will not go with you’
He turned to ego- ‘Ego will you go with me?’
Ego – ‘No I will not go with you’
He turned to fame – ‘Fame will you go with me?’
Fame – ‘No I will not go with you’
He turned to greed- ‘Greed will you go with me?’
Greed – ‘No I will not go with you’
He continued to ask those around him if anyone would go with him and they all said no until he came to good deeds
He turned to good deeds – ‘Good deeds will you go me?’
Good deeds- ‘yes I will go with you’
Moral of the story….. focus on serving others and leaving an impact on the world. You can’t take the ‘stuff’ with you when you go so why bother focusing on it?