Nov 13, 2012

Wealth Beyond Compare

 
Recently we observed wealth beyond compare--
In a most unusual place.
 
Yes the joy and radiance
Was something no amount of money could purchase.
 
While typing those words I thought of Christina Onassis--
Who at one time was the wealthiest woman in the world.
She spent money like waterfalls flowing freely.
But there was something Christina's $3 billion empire could not satisfy--
Her deep desire for love and contentment.
 
Amidst extravagance and opulence
Christina complained she would probably
Never know true love.
And at 37--Christina Onassis died a sad and lonely woman.
 
May I share a much different story?
It's about a lady who
Lacks the financial resources of Christina Onassis
But possesses that for which the shipping heiress yearned.
 
 
A former professional with impressive credentials
She bubbled with excitement about her new job. 
No it's not in the impressive corridors of a Fortune 500 company
Nor is she dressed in a power suit
In a fast paced arena.
 
Instead this elegant and refined professional
Works in a most unusual place.
And hearing her exuberance--
We wanted to see.
So we drove there to observe.
 
There she was--
Back and forth as if floating on a cloud
Waving her arms with the grace of  a maestro
Conducting a philharmonic orchestra.
 
Her face was sun kissed and radiant
From a deep inner glow--
While she sprinkled smiles and love
Here and there
Upon boys and girls, moms and dads--
And all lucky enough to be recipients.
 
Hubby and I were astounded!
How could anyone have so much fun working?
 
But it was more than that--
This special lady
Bequeathed love and joy
Like a precious gift--
And she sparkled as boys and girls, moms and dads
Loved her in return.
 
"A joyful heart is the inevitable result
Of A heart burning with love."
--Mother Teresa
  
That's what we saw
At the school crossing--
A heart burning with love.
 
And today we salute Vernelle Hilborn--
Directing and guarding precious lives at
The school crossing.
 
An elegant lady with joy, peace and a sense of purpose--
Vernelle is making this world a much better place
One moment at a time.  

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Excellent post mom. For those seeking happiness from the prospects of future wealth, they need to look no further than those who have already attained it and are still searching for that special something.
Rob

Bobbe Brooks-Fischle said...

Precious Rob, thank you for reading and sharing your always-rich-observations! You are one of my Treasures!