Where I live, in Canada’s National Capital Region, many people speak French. Perhaps the prevalence of the language around me is the reason why I began to ponder the word revenue.
In French, revenue is the feminine participle form of the verb revenir: to come back.
Elle est revenue. | She came back.
For something to come back, it must go out in the first place. In other words, if you want revenue, put something out there, baby. She will come back. Elle reviendra.
These are the things I think about.
Also, paying attention. When we pay attention, we give our attention to something. Our attention goes out.
I don’t know about you, but when I wake up, give my head a shake, and choose to pay my close attention to a single thing in my surroundings, I always get something back.
Movement. Flow. To and fro. Giving and receiving. That’s how we get rich.