AN ANCIENT LEGEND tells of Al Haffed, a wealthy man who owned a large farm…
One evening a visitor related to him tales of diamonds that could be found in other parts of the world. The vision of all this wealth made him feel poor by comparison. So he sold his prosperous farm and set out to find treasure. The search proved fruitless. Finally, penniless and in despair, he committed suicide by jumping into the sea.
Meanwhile, the man who had purchased his farm one day noticed the glint of an unusual stone in a shallow stream on the property. To his amazement he pulled out a huge diamond. Later, when working in his garden, he uncovered more valuable gems. Poor Al Haffed had spent his life traveling to distant lands, seeking for jewels he could have found on the farm he had left behind.
Don’t overlook what you have! Contrast what you are with what you might have been but for the grace of God. (Allen Webster)
“Not that I speak in regard to need, for I have learned in whatever state I am, to be content.” Philippians 4:11