I'm reading a book by John Ortberg called, "It all goes back in the box." It's reminding me that I do a lot of 'vain striving' in my life. What is it that will make me happy, seems to be my mantra, instead of things like, 'how can I help someone today?' I've fallen off the pathway that God wants me on, 'the road less traveled.' We don't get travel folders in the mail inviting us to spend more quality time with our spouse & our children, do we? I can get caught up in the merry go round, reaching for a tarnished brass ring only to realize my family are nowhere in sight! They didn't leave me, I wandered away supposedly in search of some present to give them instead of just being present! At the the end of my life, I go into a box, leaving behind everything except my relationship with God. Hopefully, my spouse and children will join me in Heaven. People are eternal, possessions aren't really possessed because they stay behind when we leave! Different yet an old proverb, isn't it? I really need to get my priorities right. What is the chief end of Man? Certainly not to leave behind the largest pile of toys when I die. How about building a large network of people who know they can rely on me?