A five hundred rupee note..!
They were only looking for cocaine, but I wonder what else might be found on the notes? Maybe, fast-food products, such as frying oil, mustard or teriyaki sauce? Tea or coffee? And what about powder or lipstick from purses, bubblegum from pockets? Why maybe ink from a leaky pen? Iíve found more indistinguishable stains on some of my money than I care to think about.
Whatís more, weíre told that if we look closely enough, we can even learn something about where our money has been: To the store. To the beach. Even hidden beneath a mattress!Just about anything that comes into contact with money leaves a bit of itself behind. Then, when the notes rub against each other in a wallet they contaminate each other. Everything it touches changes, however slightly. So it is with us isnít it? Everything we touch, changes. I once used dumbbells at a sophisticated gym and was told, ďUse a cloth when you hold the dumbbells! Donít touch the bells with your bare hands The oils from your fingers can contaminate the next person!Ē
Everything we touch is changed. And everybody we touch is changed ó even if weíre not infected with something contagious. Iím not only talking about physical touch, either. Often we touch minds, spirits and hearts: Everybody we speak to, rub shoulders with or even smile at...is changed in some minute way. These changes can be helpful or hurtful, depending on our interaction. It is like leaving a piece of ourselves behind with everyone we meet, and taking a piece of them with us.
And even little changes can make a difference. No one is insignificant in this regard. Bette Reeves said, ďIf you think you are too small to be effective, you have never been in bed with a mosquito!Ē You donít need to be a mosquito to have an effect on people around you.