There is a family bound in unity and common goals who share a great respect and love for each other.
No sense of ownership,no competition,and believe the common welfare to be the priority.
In the home where they reside is a bowl where money earned is placed with the understanding that any who have a need should take what is required – whether it is to pay a bill, for something personal, or whatever it may be.
In this home there is a two and half year child, who along with his younger brother are everyone’s focus.
One day during a trip to town this young boy found a five dollar bill and offered it to his parents who told him it was his, so he stuffed it in his pocket and went on about taking the sights in and having a good time as only a child can.
Later upon returning home he asked to be lifted up to where the money bowl sits, and when he was he dug the five dollar bill out of his pocket, which also often enough yields a piece of jerky, peanuts from his grandfather, or even something from the garden, and dropped it into the bowl.
Some will say at his age he doesn’t understand the meaning of money, or the purpose and significance of pooling resources…. that may be true, but whether the act of this child was mimicry or based upon his own understanding of sharing it is a good sign, a sign that he will grow into a man with a good heart, a man who cares and is willing to share.
A man grounded in the traditional understanding of balance and family…..I don’t think a parent could ask for much more.