Tuesday, November 18, 2008


"Prosperity comes from the Latin root which literally translates: "according to hope" or "to go forward hopefully." Thus it is not so much a condition in life as it is an attitude toward life. The truly prosperous person is what psychologist Rollo May calls "the fully functioning person."" ~ Eric Butterworth from Spiritual Economics

Prosperity. What a beautiful word.

As Butterworth shares in his wonderful book, Spiritual Economics, the literal meaning points to an attitude of hope.

How cool is that?!? The word we use to describe "abundance," "wealth," etc. is not about having the material possessions per se but moving forward in life with hope. That's incredible.

Of course, the good news is that as we "go forward hopefully" with a "prosperous" attitude in all things, we'll be rewarded with all the external (and internal!!) fruits of true prosperity.

Brian Johnson