It is amazing to me how much we rely on our financial investments, our savings, and other accumulated wealth and accoutrements to paint a picture of how prosperous we are. It concerns me that we are impressed by people who say they are loaded with dough (like the Donald) but may, in fact, be penniless in the treasures of the world that money cannot buy
I don’t have to brag about the car I own, the house I work hard to keep, the paltry vacations (according to some) I take, the clothing I choose to purchase, or the people who I say love me so much.
What I do have to boast about is the blessings I already have: friends, job, husband, and child. I am rich in health affiliations and social causes that impact all of us. I am connected with matters that concern our community, country, and world.. I am blessed by the strangers I meet each day—their conversations enrich my life! I am rich in spirit, in mercy, and forgiveness. I am well-off each night for the food on my plate and the ability to worship in peace.
You may think you can buy “things” and that will give you fulfillment and happiness. But how many times do you get what you want and feel empty---desiring more? The things in life that give you satisfaction and joy are giving of yourself to others –in investing in others before yourself---in forgiving which is the highest form of love.
I may not have vast hordes of money in bank accounts but I am rich beyond my wildest dreams. I really believe I am richer than the Donald. How affluent are you?
And, if you are looking to get rich in the things money cannot buy, I can help you find your blessings; together we can count them, and see how wealthy you really are in this moment and how much more affluent you can be in the future.