“I once had the opportunity to discuss this with the brilliant George Mason University professor of economics, Walter Williams. His definition of money remained with me and became part of my business seminars. “Take out a dollar bill and look at it,” he said. “Now pat yourself on your back because you are looking at a certificate of performance. If you did not rob or steal from anyone to obtain that dollar, if you neither defrauded anyone nor persuaded your government to seize it from a fellow citizen and give it to you, then you could only have obtained that dollar in one other way—you must have pleased someone else.” How true are those words. Whether you pleased a client, a customer, or your boss, that money is testament to your having pleased another human being. Having money is not shameful; it is a certificate of good performance granted to you by your grateful fellow citizens.”
Excerpt From: Rabbi Daniel Lapin. “Thou Shall Prosper.”
This is probably the most positive view of money and income that I have come across.
What if we all looked at the dollars we earned as little certificates of performance?
What if we looked at the world through the lens of looking to serve others?
Each day we have the opportunity to look for the positive.
Make it a great day.