Someone once said about money, "Money has wings! Over and over again, it says 'Bye, bye!'" When I heard this, I couldn't help but remember my Dad's continual adjuration to me thru the years never to look to money for significance. He would say that it's a cruel tyrant who can never be satisfied.
Through the years, I've not only learned this for myself but also for many others I've known. Money simply can't meet the deepest longings of the human heart. It's a shaky foundation, built on shifting sands. It's elusive, often going thru our fingers like water.
Don't let money define your sense of significance. Rather use money to help others gain significance. We all need to remember that we are simply asset managers for another's resources. We are to manage them well, especially using them to aid others who are hurting, hungry and needy.
Don't let money control you. But use money to control how others are helped.
That way it doesn't constantly say, "Bye, bye!"