Last week while in Miami I had a chance to run on South Beach with a big group of men. One of the men I had the privilege to meet was a multi-millionaire. I’m not sure I’ve ever met a millionaire before, and I surely haven’t run with one.
As we ran I found out that he was in his early 50’s and single with a great desire to have a family. The part that really interested me was the fact that he was now on a reality television show (Millionaire Matchmaker) trying to match him with just the perfect woman. As we ran he told me he had lots of gorgeous women to choose from, but none of them had really “clicked” with him. I tried to encourage him and remind him, “Be patient, it’ll happen.”
As we ran in silence for the next half mile, I’ll be honest, I couldn’t help but think things like, “This guy has got it made,” and “He’s got it all … he’s a multi-millionaire, houses in Miami and Los Angeles, on television and dozens of gorgeous women to choose from.”
As we ran passed my family playing on the beach, they all cheered, “Go Dad!” He asked, “Wow, is that your family?” I told him it was. He asked about them, and I told him I had married my high school sweetheart, we’d been married 21 wonderful years and had four awesome boys. Right then, the guy with everything slowed his pace a little, looked me in the eyes and said, “You realize don’t you, you are richer than I ever will be.”
He was 100% right. I have what money can’t buy … I am rich in marriage, rich in family and was the richest man on the beach that day.