I do not have $2000. But I just spent that much. Bummer.
Someone once told me that if you have a manufactured bed to sleep in, then you're already richer than most of the world's population. Well, I do have that. But that's just money. I also have a wife and a daughter and family who love me. I have friends who respect and value me. I am able to help others and it brings me joy and immense satisfaction to do so. I am rich then, in a way that money just can't buy. Money is not my god. God is my God. But still I faltered when our car started to stutter and judder. I faltered more as the bill to fix it started to rise. Shouldn't I be immune from such things? Shouldn't I live a charmed life? Well, actually no. I live in the real world, just as you do. Wars, famine and broken cars. In the great scheme of things, I am loved, honoured, respected, valued and cherished. What then is a broken car? A very small and inconsequential thing. Sometimes you just need to see things from a better perspective.