Friday, January 7, 2011

It's more important to be a man of value than just a successful man

"I want to be a doctor when I grow up so I can be important and make lots of money and be successful, "but I told my grandson if that's the reason, that just ain't enough.
Christ in the center with his disciples was called teacher
Michael wants everything right now.  He said, "I want to get through school as fast as I can so I can get on with my life," then he rushes out the door to catch a ride to town.

My grandson has left for college, determined to be successful, and as rich as he can be.  But I worry, cause I told him there's things that are more important than just that.

So I wrote him this note and tucked it in his pocket and maybe when that child gets settled, he'll remember what old Granny says.

"My child, Granny wants you to be good and strong and make something of your life.  It's important to realize your dreams.  But more than that is be a man of value.  Success is more than money and people who think you're great.  In Granny's eyes, no matter what you do, you'll always be so wonderful to me."

Yesterday he called me sobbing on the telephone, "Oh Granny I just found your note all wrapped up in the pocket of my coat.  I failed my chemistry exam, and the professor said I may not be cut out to be a doctor after all.  But when I found your note, I knew what all that meant.  It said to me there are many things I can do after all.  I want to be the pride of Cloutierville, and mostly make you proud.  So I will be a teachersince I love children and like learning too.  I know I won't make as much money, but it is what I really want to do."

Be a man of value, Granny says, and be a woman of good values too.  For in that becoming there's a message that really tells you who are and who you're meant to be, as I know Michael has found his heart.  Another man of great value was a teacher, and if Michael follows His example he'll always know the way.

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