Wealth means different things to different people. For some, it may be a hefty bank balance, for others it may be property etc. etc. It is only natural for us to have a goal in life, work hard towards and fulfill our dreams. It is the way we secure our life and the lives of our loved ones. It is a different thing that some people even commit crimes or are involved in illegal means to amass wealth.
The thought process of securing a comfortable life for self and for loved ones is only natural and absolutely fine. It is how we plan to better our life and lifestyle. However, the point here is that considering money as the only form of wealth is an incorrect narrative. People who can relate to this may have seen many problems that just can’t be resolved with money.
Realizing that there are different forms of wealth, which we all have the means and ability to possess, is important and necessary. These forms of wealth don’t come with a price tag and are invaluable. We all possess it in some form or the other. A conscious effort to get rich further in these forms of wealth will only better our life and our surroundings. Some ways to recognize these forms of wealth are as follows:
• Spending quality time with family and friends is wealth.
• Happiness is wealth, spreading happiness is spreading wealth.
• Giving up hate and forgiving is wealth.
• Doing small things that matter for others is wealth.
• Health is wealth.
We may have made some wrong choices in the past. However, it doesn’t mean that we cannot attempt to better our present and have a fulfilling life for the future. Considering the above and realizing them as a form of wealth too; as important as money, in itself is an achievement.
Our ability to ‘Give’ is a way that ensures we can lead a fulfilling life. We can give only what we have. Giving small things or small experiences to people that matter a lot to them. Sometimes it is just your time that people need. What you give will always remain with you forever, as a memory of a rich experience the other person had because of you.
It is very unfortunate that people most of the time fail to understand this simple thing.
Happy Learning! and Happy Sharing!