“For Richer or Poorer…”



Best-selling author, publisher, motivational speaker and educator.

MEET dr. adair


August 16, 2016

There are times in my life when I am “richer” because I am “poorer.”

It’s during these times that I may not have as much money that I want/need that I am reminded that money doesn’t have the power to control who I really am…

Although I may not have the economic power, but I am enriched with the power of God in my life.

I have a positive spirit that is invaluable.

And blessings in my life that are priceless.

I know that my God orders my steps and that if it means walking on the road less traveled then I am enriched with the strength he instilled in me to make the journey.

I don’t need money to love myself,

Trust my thoughts,

Remain faithful to the power of my values,

And believe in my ability to accomplish my goals.

My worth is not determined by the salary I earn because no one will ever be able to afford the true value of my existence.

Just because I experience economic poverty does not mean that I am intellectually and spiritually impoverished.

It just means that I don’t have a lot of money.

But that’s okay too because I am richer with hope, faith, dreams, love, confidence, courage, diligence, intelligence and competence.

My riches in life doesn’t come from a paycheck… They come from the simple things in life that make the biggest difference in my quality of life…

And that’s worth more than any salary.

You see, I already know that money can’t buy my happiness at the end of the day because my feelings and my heart are not for sale.

And my spirit cannot be bought by empty souls and faithless deeds.

When I wake up in the morning and look in the mirror, it’s not money that I see…

Instead, it’s only my own eyes staring back at me.

Not dollar signs.

And my heart beats to give me life…not so I can count money to determine my own worth.

They say “money don’t grow on trees” but I also know that it doesn’t grow out of me either…

It’s not who I am…It’s just a part of  things I do.

So I cannot, and will not allow it to define me…

To shape my existence,

Or to determine my self-confidence, self-esteem or self-love…

I’m worth more than that…

For richer…or poorer.

Lesson: Sometimes God strips us down to “nothing” to remind us that we had “everything” all along…And he lets us know that sometimes you are actually “rich” when you feel “poor” because your heart, mind, body, and soul are actually priceless…Remember your true value and embrace your true worth.