Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Money as a Gift When It's Earned Doing What You Enjoy

Isaac went outside with his digital camera today and took some gorgeous photos.
My skills as a photographer are nearly non existent and I use a pretty cheap digital camera for our business so 
I asked him if he would like to be our business photographer and I handed him two products.  
He asked me where he should take them and I asked him to decide.

When he came back inside and showed me the photos which I was more than happy with and handed him two dollars his response was, "wow, really?"

Now our family probably has a convoluted sense of money.  $20.00 to us is a lot.  We still make less than what Mike was making over 15 years ago when he was on his career track.  

 I didn't expect that $2.00 would make a fifteen year old happy.  

 The real message, though, that I wanted him to get was that when you are engaged in something you enjoy doing and get paid for it, then it doesn't seem like work.  Wouldn't that be a great way to live?