Notes from Jan

An Invaluable Tip

October 26, 2017

Someone paid more than $1,000,000 for Albert Einstein’s theory of happiness. according to a news item in the Washington Post.   It was reported,” Einstein was in a hotel room in Japan, when a messenger appeared with something for Albert. The usual custom was to refuse a tip or perhaps Einstein had no small change, so took a piece of paper and wrote out a tip, his theory on happiness.”

The note read, “A calm and modest life brings more happiness than the pursuit of success combined with constant restlessness.”

In a book filled with tips for the taking, we read:

” It is better to have little with fear for the Lord than to have great treasure with turmoil.”  (Wise Solomon in Proverbs 15:16 NLT)

And from the One who formed and gifted Einstein, you and me, comes an invaluable tip, “What good would it do to get everything you want and lose you, the real you?” (Jesus in Luke 9:25 The Message)




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  • Reply Dale Lefever October 27, 2017 at 12:32 am

    These thoughts remind me of my time in Elliot Hall at Wheaton College and the quote from Jim Elliot: “He is no fool who gives up what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose.” I forgot most everything else I learned there! 🙂

    Blessings, Dale

  • Reply Nancy Sheys October 27, 2017 at 5:06 pm

    Scripture is better than a deep breath! Again, “nothing is new under the sun!”

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