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Thursday, October 13, 2011

Ten Things More Important Than Money

I can assure there are more than then things more important than money but here is my top ten. 

Experiences -  Hug someone. Kiss someone. Rekindle a relationship you wish you hadn't lost. Train for and complete a triathlon. Make love. Face the thing you most fear right in the face. Travel…whether it’s a new neighborhood or a new country…The rush you get from experiencing something amazing is one of the best parts of being human.

Wisdom -  This goes hand in hand with learning. Learning never stops and that’s one concept that I try to teach my children. However, wisdom is a combination of both learning and experience, gaining skills and then using them. 

Marriage -  Accepting another person wholly and intimately into your life is utterly life-changing. Through marriage you make it a commitment for life. More than just a ceremony marriage can be an opportunity to deeply bond with someone you love and create something that is unique to your union. 

Relationships -  The regular companionship and camaraderie of people you care about and share interests with is continually life-affirming. Friendships don’t revolve around the things you have or the activities you can afford – they revolve around people and shared experiences. 

Health -  In many cases health is a matter of choice. And in most cases not being healthy is a recipe for a non-fulfilling life at the least. So do what is within your control to give yourself the best chance. Exercising…for the rest of your life not just the first week of the year. Eating right, having fun and not working all the time, not smoking, and so on. 

Time with your children -  No matter how many toys you buy them, how many activities you sign them up for or how mush “stuff” you give them. There will never be a substitute for the time you spend with them. Quality time with your children can be some of the most rewarding time in your life and theirs.

Helping others -  The action of helping others can provide a great deal of personal joy and satisfaction. What's great is that you can help by giving money, time, work, stuff or any combination of these. 

Being Grateful -  Stop for a minute every day, and review everything you have to be grateful for. Keeping in perspective the fortunes you have right now will increase your level of satisfaction. 

Hobbies -  Many people fall into routines by default, never asking if their choices introduce authentic happiness, then they try to chase a sense of happiness by purchasing things. With a hobby you get to choose. Pick something even if you are just mildly curious about it, try it and see how it feels. The choice is yours…

Spirituality -  This isn't always going to be religion. It can be, if it is for you. But spirituality has to do with your sense of being, purpose and value. Meditation, contemplation, prayer, writing a journal, attending mass...these can all be ways to exercise your spirituality. The fulfillment you get from deeply exploring your spiritual well being is what you are after. 

I would love to hear which ones you consider most important to you...

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