Thursday, July 30, 2009

If I Were A Rich Man ...

If you had all the money you could ever need and more, but you had no family or friends and were in poor health, would you still consider yourself wealthy? What if you had a wonderful family, great friends, were in perfect health, had a job you enjoyed but had a lot of credit card
debt and student loans, would you consider yourself wealthy?

With the recession in full swing, layoffs are commonplace and those luck enough to have jobs are holding on tight to keep them. Homes are in foreclosure and many are having a hard time making the ends meet. Now, more than ever we need to take our eyes off the financial prize and count our blessings. Money accounts for a lot but it truly isn’t everything.

Off the top of my head, here are 25 things to be thankful or grateful for:
  1. Your health
  2. Your spouse or significant other
  3. Good relationships with family members
  4. Your sight (and your other senses)
  5. Healthy children
  6. Best friends
  7. Your education
  8. Reliable transportation (even if it isn’t your dream car!)
  9. Laughter
  10. Christmas and Thanksgiving
  11. The roof over your head
  12. Your favorite outfit
  13. Great childhood memories
  14. Favorite television show
  15. Sunny summer days
  16. Long holiday weekends
  17. Birthdays (and birthday cake!)
  18. You survived high school
  19. You survived another day
  20. Grandparents
  21. Computers and the Internet
  22. Good music
  23. Sleeping in on the weekends
  24. Chocolate chip cookies fresh out of the oven
  25. The promise of tomorrow
There is wealth and abundance all around you, if you just stop to look for it!

1 comment:

Unbreakable said...

So often we take this simple things in life so granted and they are really what makes up happy. This was a good post