The True Meaning Of Wealth And Happiness

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There was a boy, whose family was very wealthy. One day his father took him on a trip to the country, where he aimed to show his son, how poor people live. So they arrived to a farm of a very poor family, as he considered. They spent there several days. On their return, the father asked his son, Did you like our trip?”

Oh, it was great, Dad.” – the boy replied. Did you notice how poor people live?” Yeah, I didsaid the boy. The father asked his son to tell in more details about his impressions from their trip.

Well, we have only one dog, and they have four of them. In our garden there is a pool, while they have a river that has no end. We've got expensive lanterns, but they have stars above their heads at night. We have the patio, and they have the whole horizon. We have only a small piece of land, while they have the endless fields. We buy food, but they grow it. We have high fence for protection of our property, and they don't need it, as their friends protect them.”

The father was stunned. He could not say a word.

Then the boy added:
Thank you, Dad, for letting me see how poor we are.”

This story shows that the true wealth as well as happiness is not measured by materials things. Love, friendship and freedom are far more valuable.

True wealth as well as happiness is when we are with our loved ones. Living your life in peace, sitting beside each other and just savoring the love that you share everyday.

True wealth as well as happiness is when you see the beauty in everything. Accepting life's wonderful offerings, and just being grateful for everything that you have.

True wealth as well as happiness is when you finally accept your lessons. With every lessons learned, you’re one step more experienced than you were yesterday. Be grateful for the experience good or bad.

True wealth as well as happiness is when you have the courage to forgive others and yourself. Whatever the situation is, it teaches us something about life that no book or reality show could.

True wealth as well as happiness is when you have the strength to overcome your disappointments, be it academic, emotional, physical, artistic or mental. 

True wealth as well as happiness is when you have the courage to accept your mistakes. Every mistake can help us grow, learn, and understand. Be grateful for the wisdom that our mistakes enabled.

True wealth as well as happiness is when we look on the brighter side of any situation. Our tears bear testimony to the best and worst times we've had. Be grateful for the emotions our tears brought forth. 




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