January 27, 2014

Lessons for a father - Unquantifiable Wealth

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Do me a favor. Read the title of the post again. Unquantifiable wealth does not refer solely to money. It is the possession of things that are valuable to us.

And, who is it that would determine what is valuable to us?

Us, of course.

Having a lot of money might make us rich. Love, faith, honor, duty, friendship, hope, experience and giving are some traits that can make us truly wealthy. So wealthy in fact, that we can change lives.

I consider myself to be Scrooge McDuck sometimes.

Why? No, I do not have a money bin. What I do have is an enormous amount of a lot of other things. 

I have the most beautiful and wonderful family someone could ask for. I have friends that share my life with me. I have a team, at work, that gives me the honor and privilege to lead them. And, all of these people make me wealthier by having trust in me and my abilities - as a son, a husband, a father, a friend, a leader and, most importantly, as a human being.

What I also have are great stories. Stories of people, and leaders, that shared their abundance with others. I have had the fortune of meeting some of these people. They are wealthy beyond belief because they have a capacity to live so they could serve others. They made lives better and provided this service without expecting anything in return.

We might have all the money in the world, but our true wealth has no place in a bank. Our true wealth is within us and around us.

It is this wealth that gives me strength in times of adversity. My wealth allows me to be passionate about things I care for and to find solutions for problems.

I do not have millions of dollars in my possession. What I do have, however, is an enormous amount of more important things; wealth that I am very thankful for.

What about you? What are you most thankful for? Let me know by clicking here.

2 comments:

  1. Very truly said..Love, Faith and Honour are true jewels that makes us more wealthy, wealthier and wealthiest!!! :)

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    1. Thank you for reading the post and your ever encouraging comments Veena. I really appreciate them.

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