I had a conversation today with someone who has a harder life than I could ever imagine. Its not my place to tell their story but there were a few things I took from it for my own life that I feel I need to share. They had such a simple view on life and it really made me reflect my own…
Life Lesson #1:
Family is who you make your family. It doesn’t matter if you are blood related or not, the way you treat each other is what makes you family. I have family members who, after learning the hard way, I would never actually consider my family. I also have people who I have become friends with and who I now consider family. Family is not who you are related to, it is who you love unconditionally.
Life Lesson #2:
So many people do crazy things to obtain money. People steal, cheat and lie just to get money. But when your time comes, you can’t take the money or the shallow possessions with you. All you have in the end is who you have become in this world. I don’t care whether you believe there is a Heaven or not, no one can deny that those petty and shallow things in life are not transferable when you die.
Keeping these two life lessons in mind is there anything in your life that you feel you need to change? I know I will be doing some reflection! At the end of the day, it is important to keep in mind that your personal relationships and your family is more important than having money. I think that’s a lesson many Americans need to learn!