Bernice Washington, a businesswoman, author, and motivational speaker was one of five children raised by her sharecropper father who worked in a Louisiana cotton field.
One of the great lessons of life he taught her happened when a schoolmate said to her, “Bernice, you are poor; your brother is poor; your sister is poor; in fact, your entire family is poor.” This pronouncement over her family broke her heart, and she would not be consoled until her father took her in his arms and said, “Baby, we’re not poor. We just don’t have any money.”
There is a difference. Don’t ever confuse your net worth with your self worth. You may not have any money, but there’s more than one way to be rich. You can be rich in good works, rich in friendships, and rich in faith. Just make sure you are rich in the ways that matter most.