We never are very good at math. The TV tells us about the millions that this person or that movie has made. Shark Tank reminds us of the possibility of making a lot of money if we just get the right chance.
Small numbers, not 7 figures but 1 or 2 or 3 figure numbers are what our lives should be focused on. One person, our spouse or significant other, can make our lives so bright even on the rainiest day.
Under 10 people make up the families that bring our life meaning. Our children, in-laws, parents, and grandparents that make holidays special and simple moments fun.
At work we may be in contact with 10-30 people every day. Each day is not the same with your co-workers. We tell our stories, they hear our complaints, and we tolerate them when they are having a bad day. Our routine bonds co-workers together in a way that nothing else can simply because we are together 5 days a week.
If you own a small business, then you might have 50 or 100 customers that support you regularly making your business profitable. A parochial school may do incredible work with only 125 families entrusting their children to the school each day.
Our Christmas card lists may only have 80 names. Our July fourth picnics may only have 25 people in attendance.
You see, the minute you stop focusing on money, small numbers mean everything to our lives. Don’t become blinded by 7 figure dollar figures. Be encouraged that our lives can be so worthwhile and fulfilled when we have a few good people in our lives to fill our days with more than we could ever buy.