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Wealth by day

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Wealth is all in your value system. A lot of it isn’t monetary. For instance, I feel wealthy when I have my health. Even today when I’m hurting I feel wealthy in that I can work a job and a half, put in a few minutes here, work on my portfolio project and have a good meal.

We all spend a lot of time in the pursuit of material wealth. Some of it is very well-intended and justified. For instance the betterment of one’s family. Providing opportunities you might not have been able to afford yourself to your children.

We all look at what we make. Some of us even plan for a future, but it’s hard, I know we have lived week to week for most of our lives and continue to do so today. As does most of society I believe.

Photo by Mike Hartley

I feel wealthy again having a young grandchild to hold and feed. One of my favorite things that were never measured in dollars was family time. Wealth is having the ability to be out and about.

Wealth is something you can’t get back at times. I’ve worked too hard at times in my life when spending more time with my children was more important. I try to correct that each day now but its wealth lost.

I think if we concentrated on the real wealth of life we all would be a lot happier. But greed has gotten in the way.

Random Thoughts of the Day

  • I’ve been seconds behind two major accidents in the last two days. It reminds me not to be in a hurry.
  • There is nothing like sleep. So I hear.
  • Waking up and knowing its going to hurt getting up isn’t the way to start the day.

Author: Mike Hartley

With a lifetime and a half in the Newspaper industry I'm preparing for my retirement career as an Artist, Writer, Photographer and Video content provider. I'm a proud father of two wonderful children and I'm still married to the first girl I fell in love with and probably only one that would have me.

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