But I’ve learned that being rich is so much more than money. And so much better than money.
Being rich is appreciating what I already have in my life. It is a state of abundance – feeling filled up with the joy, beauty, and fullness of Life. It is feeling the love of friends and family who support me no matter what. It is having a place to live, no matter how big or small, where I feel at home and comfortable.
It is the sweet gentle kisses of my beautiful dogs. It is my husband giving me the best piece of the chicken and the biggest piece of the chocolate bar. It is being told I’m a good cook when I heat up a can of soup or throw a frozen box in the microwave. It is being told I’m beautiful no matter what I look like or how much I weigh.
It is seeing my own photographs on the walls of my home. It is feeling my fingers on the piano keys and feeling the music pour through every cell. It is gazing out at the view from my window and feeling exhilarated at the bounty of grass and trees. It is smiling at the silly ceramic dog that my mother had given me when I was sick.
It is looking up into the clear blue sky and feeling endless flow and radiance. It is getting lost in the deep, intense color of a flower. It is expanding out bigger than the earth when I see a brilliant, fiery sunset. It is the absolute ecstasy when eating the red-velvet-and-cream-cheese-frosted cupcake for my birthday.
It is the astounding joy each morning when I wake up and realize I am ALIVE for another day.
What makes you feel rich?
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