It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Chapter 7, Page 19, Book 17

Always think on the bright side--no matter what life brings
to your day.  You'll gain a treasure within your soul
that no worry or hardship can ever take away.

Isaac Purcell

I am richly blessed

Money is not required to buy one necessity of the soul.

Henry David Thoreau

Far beyond worldly goods, I have a treasure chest full of blessings.   I don’t have a lot of material things in my life, but I do have so much more.  When you count your blessings each day you find just how rich your life truly is.

I am rich beyond measure.    

It is not what we take up, but what we give up, that makes us rich.

Henry Ward Beecher

We live in a world where wealth is primarily determined by how much we have in our bank account and how many toys we possess.   We need to remember however, that there is something that cannot be taken from us in the way we can lose a job, our savings, or even loved ones.

It’s our smiles, our concern for one another.  It is reaching out to help someone in need.  It is listening to another and offering our gift of attention to them.  That is what I call real wealth.  Blessings are not possessions. 

It's good to have money and the things that 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.

George Lorimer

The greatest thing about real wealth is that the more we share it, the more we all gain.    When we are really wealthy, it is not being seen for what we have but for how we see.  True wealth is love and in the way we reach out to one another. 

Gratitude bestows reverence, allowing us to encounter everyday epiphanies, those transcendent moments of awe that change forever how we experience life, and the world.

Sarah Ban Breathnach


betty said...

It is the condition of our hearts that also determine our wealth. If we are grateful, no matter what we have we are indeed blessed and wealthy.


Mevely317 said...

Honest to goodness! The first thing that jumped in my mind when I read this was a tinge of regret ... that I don't have the opportunity to know you in person.

I don't want to say that citizens of the Big City are all callous (why just look at Betty!), but I'm missing having Real Folks nearby.


our wealth is indeed so much more than money. "It is listening to another and offering our gift of attention to them."