†††††I have a friend who is a rich investor. He doesnít wear thousand dollar suits, however. I have never seen him in anything but old, work shirts and blue jeans. He doesnít drive an expensive car either. I doubt if he has ever even owned a new car. He doesnít live in some fancy mansion on a hill. His house is old and his furniture is worn, but that doesnít bother him at all. You see my friend is an investor in goodness. He doesnít earn any money from it, but the dividends he receives make him one of the richest men I know.

†††††I remember the hug he got once when he helped an elderly lady jump start her car. It was priceless. I remember the smile he got from a young boy after he fixed the boyís bicycle. It was worth a fortune. I remember the warm thanks he got when he helped a poor family repair their home before Winter arrived. It was a treasure beyond compare. My friend never hoards the wealth he gets back from his "good" investments, either. He just keeps reinvesting them in his community and in this world everyday of his life.

†††††One of the greatest things about my friendís investments too is that we all can make them. I intend to make as many of them as I can every chance that I get. There is no risk involved either. Henry David Thoreau said, "Goodness is the only investment that never fails." Invest in some goodness today then. Help a neighbor. Share some laughter with your friends. Give a smile to everyone you meet. Take your wealth of love, joy, and oneness with God and invest it in everything you do. I guarantee you that the return on your investments will be incredible and your compound interest will be out of this world. You might even become a goodness billionaire like my friend. He knows as well as anyone what the true riches of this world and the next world really are.

~ Joseph J. Mazzella ~

[ by: Joseph J. Mazzella ( -- {used with permission} ]


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