The Wealth Within
To be wealthy is not just having a lot of money in the bank, nor is it the lavish physical objects that you own, such as cars or homes. You cannot measure your personal wealth by your bank account statement, or by how much your home is worth. You measure your wealth by what you find inside yourself. Wealth is the measurement of how much you are loved, how well you are respected, and how well you respect yourself.
Monetary wealth has been said to be the root of all evils. Money causes nothing but fights in a marriage, and troubles for the “lower class”. Before the importance of the dollar bill and the silver coin, wealth was measured by the number of chickens or cows one owned. You were even wealthy just by having an abundant crop growing in your fields. Now a days one is considered to be wealthy because they have a large home or a fancy car with all the bells and whistles. Someone who is not wealthy may be viewed as poor because they don’t wear the name brand clothes that others do, or may even have no job at all. Monetary wealth is nothing more then the ability to buy physical things that fill a void of ones desires.
The more money you have the more problems and in many cases the more unhappiness. The more we have, the easier it is to fall into the trap of becoming dependent upon our possessions to provide us with happiness. This is true in our age where the media and advertising is geared to make us think we must have it all and we must have it now! If not, we are missing something and are somehow deprived.
Happiness is an attitude towards life and comes from a deep inner feeling of self worth and purpose. All the money in the world cannot create these feelings of good self-esteem. Money can not buy the feeling you get from when you hear your child tell you they love you for the first time, the feeling is priceless. That moment alone adds to the wealth of love that you feel inside. When your sister or...