Wonderfully poor simply happy

“I don’t want to make money, I just want to be wonderful”

Marilyn Monroe

There seem to be so many celebrities that are unhappy. They have heaps of money, all the opportunities in life but they end up dead in a ditch or in rehab burnt out on drugs.

There are also millions of people with no money. Dirt poor. They have none of the money and maybe not even the basic stuff they need to survive day to day, but they are happy and grateful for their lives.

Then there is the rest of us. That’s everyone in between. People with an average deal who are high on life and others who are dredging the doldrums.

Our family is in the top 1% of the world’s wealthiest and so are you if you have power, a computer and clean water to drink. It is not about our economic resources or our social opportunities.

It is about appreciating simple pleasures and being grateful for the good things that happen in our lives. I am teaching our son about happiness. It’s the most important thing I can pass on as his parent. I wish more people gave up the rat race for money and put their energy into the happiness of their family. It would be a wonderful world.

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