As children, most of us are told the myth of King Midas and the Golden Touch. As the story goes, Midas was a king of great fortune who had everything a king could wish for. Even though he was very rich, Midas thought that his greatest happiness was provided by gold. As a reward for an act of kindness, Midas was granted a wish. His wish was that everything he touched would turn to gold. He soon discovered that this wish robbed him of everything he held dear. He longed to inhale the fragrance of a rose, to taste the sweetness of a grape and feel the warm embrace of his daughter. The lesson he learned was to recognize and appreciate that true happiness was worth more than gold.