Thursday, January 22, 2009

Money Finder


Growing up, I was very close to my grandfather. He taught me many things. As a kid, one of my favorites was how to find money. He would tell me to always look on the ground when in places were large amounts of people gathered. In particular, he loved fairs or amusement parks. He would explain to me that if you always looked on the ground where ever people paid for things, you were bound to find money. He further went on to explain that in the excitement of the situation, many people would pull money out of their pockets without paying much attention to what might be falling. Mind you, it’s not to say you would watch money fall out of pockets, it was more of an after the fact kind of thing. Since my grandfather had been poor as a child, I imagine he picked up this technique to survive, and boy did it work. I was always the one finding money. Everyone would say how lucky I was, but I knew it was that I was looking. I was looking in the right places, while others just walked around unware of the treasures around them.
How do you find happiness or the good things in your life? Surround yourself with the right people. Look in the right places. Always be looking while others are staring at the sky. It’s not about luck, it’s about knowing how to create opportunity.

2 comments:

Mary L. said...

This is one of my strongest memories of Abuelo too! And I still, to this day, walk with my head down. People think I'm shy but it's actually that I'm looking for money. And over the years I have found $10, even $20 on the ground.

Alex said...

Now I know why I never found moneywhen you were around. To think that all these years, I thought you were bad luck.