Saturday, May 7, 2011
Wealth is not measured in money
I'm fabulously wealthy! But before any of you who're simply passing through the blogosphere get excited and set out to discover where I live, perhaps you should know my definition of wealth.
We are by no means financially well off, we have a mortgage and we both need to work to pay the bills just like millions of others. We don't have a fancy house or drive expensive cars and all of the extra-ordinary expenses still need to be carefully considered and evaluated. While we are better off than we were when our children were younger and we were struggling to survive on one wage, we are not financially wealthy .
See I’ve been thinking about these six words a lot lately. I believe that our wealth is not measured by money or our ability to pay the bills, our wealth is measured by our life experiences. Money makes life easier but having a happy and healthy family, good friends, new learning experiences, enjoyable times, hopes and dreams to me are the definition of true wealth. There’s a whole lot more that contribute to our wealth, but these are the essential ones for me.
In which case, I’m extremely grateful because this makes me wealthy beyond my wildest dreams.
To my beautiful mother, you and dad were the ones who taught me how to be fabulously wealthy and also taught me to grab every opportunity with both hands. Thank you and I love you. - Hope you have a fantastic Mothers Day and I'm sorry that we can't be there to share it with you.
If you believe in my six words, pop by and read this post which I found after writing this and wanted to share with you all because it perfectly coincides with my words.
Want to play along with Six Word Saturday, it's easy? All that's necessary to participate is to describe your life (or something) in a phrase using just six words. For more information, try clicking here. Feel free to explain or not explain. Add an image, a video, a song, nothing.
True wealth is not measured in money or status or power. It is measured in the legacy we leave behind for those we love and those we inspire. – Cesar Chavez
Posted by Fiona Biedermann