My grandfather was not a rich man, but he knew how to invest.
Money will come and go. Possessions will tarnish, fade, or otherwise be thrown out at some point. The only real thing, of great value that any of us have is time. How do you invest your time?
Think about it this way...everything you get, you pay for...we know that. How'd you get that money? You probably worked for it right? Rather than paying with cash, consider the time it took you to earn that money. Everything you pay for, you pay with your time. That Starbucks you had this morning likely cost you between 2-15 minutes in the grand scheme. In the end, you're left with less time, less money, and an empty cup.
My pawpaw invested his time in people. Meeting so many folks at his funeral last week was confirmation of this fact. So many of the gentlemen that I met had a similar introduction, "My name is _______________. Your pawpaw was a good friend of mine."
See, we can invest our time and efforts in cups of coffee, which will be empty at the end of the day; or we can pour ourselves into others. Honestly, I wont judge where you choose to invest, I only ask that you think about it.