Tuesday, June 29, 2004

The Pricless Blessings of Life

George Lorimer said “It is good to have money and the things money can buy, but it’s good too, to check up once in a while and make sure you haven’t lost the things money can’t buy”.
Don’t be money-crazed. Always keep in mind, that money is to help us survive, it shall never become the goal we live for.
We change places, we spend so much time, pay big efforts to end up with a “fat” bank account. An account to guarantee savior from any financial problem we could face, or an account to add more to our possessions, or get what we “think” we need, or simply an account to show off, believing it will win people’s respect and get their attention.
This is not wrong, money will get us more things, but do we really need them? Money will save us from financial problems, but what we consider a problem, might be nothing but lack of extras, or getting in trouble because we didn’t think right, and not because we didn’t have enough money. Money will get us power, respect and attention, but of what kind? The temporary kind that occurs with money and vanishes when money is gone.
Therefore, work hard, earn your money, and try to increase your income, but don’t make this the reason you live for. And while you work on that, always take care of things you have but can never buy with all the money of the world: health, dignity, faith, love, and happiness. Keep in mind that "The man [or woman] who does not work for the love of work but only for money is not likely to make money nor to find much fun in life." -Charles M. Schwab
So if you don’t like your job, look for the one you dream of instead of believing in bad luck. And one day you will find the job of your dreams, you will quit yours to go for the one you love, and for someone else to come in your place, someone who has been looking for your job and waiting for the day he/she will find it.
Know that "Happiness is a present attitude - not a future condition."-Hugh Prather , therefore don’t postpone your happiness till you “have better luck next time”, or until you “buy a new car” or until you “find the love of your life”. Be happy right now, and act accordingly, this will make people see your inside, and get them close to you. Be happy about who you are, be happy about everything around you, wear a beautiful pure smile on your face, be happy about weather, food, and your whole existence. You’ll feel you can fly even if you’re stuck in your office. Think of people you love, others who love you, and you’ll feel how precious and important you are.
Be good to others, help them, make them happy, that will reflect on you, and you’ll find yourself healthy in mind, body and soul, happy with all your heart, keeping your head up high… you’ll find yourself never losing the priceless blessings of life…