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The 1 thing that measures True Happiness

Updated on October 23, 2016
Money is Important, after all that is how we survive, but Love leaves greater impacts, impressions and memories.
Money is Important, after all that is how we survive, but Love leaves greater impacts, impressions and memories. | Source

What is True Wealth?

As humans, we are prone to disastrous results by the making of our own choices or mistakes in life.

We can either prosper or sink to the bottom, wallowing in the very hardships that we allow to define us, or we can persevere.

We can rise to the top by hard work, and not giving up no matter what road blocks rise in our paths.

But what is true wealth?

Life is a Balancing act. Every single thing we do every minute impacts who and what we are in life
Life is a Balancing act. Every single thing we do every minute impacts who and what we are in life | Source
What goes into the mind comes out in the life. Is Love in there somewhere?
What goes into the mind comes out in the life. Is Love in there somewhere? | Source
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The One Thing

It seems just about everything we read anymore comes with steps. How many steps does it take to be wealthy? Or to lose weight? Or to buy a home? Everything is about steps these days, even in best selling Novels.

So I thought I would write a truthful article based on ONE step we only need that really matters in life. Because if you have this One step, all other steps in life are pieces of cake.

They say a man's blessings is in his material possessions. The money he has. The money he makes. Or she, that is. Fancy cars. Condo's on the beach. Investments and lavish retreats. Gourmet food.

The list goes on and on.

Though I have been blessed to work for wealthy millionaires and struggling business owners too, I have seen a striking resemblance in a truth that believe it or not, most people do respect.

And love is at the top of that list.

A dying man will most likely not say: "Oh I wished I had worked so much harder in life at my career! I wished I had saved more money and kept my kids in boarding schools over seas!"

But a dying person who knows what love is will lavish the memories they had with the people in their lives that meant most to them throughout their lives.

My grandparent's were not wealthy people. At the end of their death beds in their lives they wanted family. They wanted to know they were loved. That they had left a lasting impact in the lives of the generation they were leaving behind as a legacy.

Money didn't matter. It helps us to prosper well and survive; but it does nothing for us when we take our last dying breath. Any dying person will tell you they would rather hold the hand of a loved one dear to them any day, than a wad of money or pictures of the things they had accumulated throughout their lives.


If all your pursuing in life and wealth and power, you are in for a big disappointment on your death bed because none of that will matter by then.
If all your pursuing in life and wealth and power, you are in for a big disappointment on your death bed because none of that will matter by then. | Source
Love heals hardships, no matter how broken you are
Love heals hardships, no matter how broken you are | Source

The One Thing that Matters...

Take a struggling, poor family: You know, the kind of people the government and upper class complain is draining the economy?! The kind of family who struggles to punch the time clock every day not knowing when the next lay off will be and for how long. The kind of family that has no savings, three children, one clunker of a car they struggle to keep maintained, and they eat a lot of noodles for dinner!

They don't eat out. They cannot do vacations. Maybe they have a dog or a cat for their kids. The house is tidy, but they are lacking in every sense of material possessions that most people take for granted.

But I have seen families like this so rich in love and respect for one another. They keep plugging along day by day, thanking God for what they have and for what provision is coming tomorrow.

Then you can look at a wealthy family. They do work hard for their money. They have budgets to meet, schedules to keep, employees to pay and businesses to run. They take on a higher degree of responsibility in the Entrepreneurship world that a lot of working class families have no clue about.

They can take vacations, save money and go out to eat. They drive nicer vehicles and struggle at times like a lot of people to pay their bills too.

But the rich and poor all have one thing in common.

My son said it well at the dinner table one evening as he broke the silence. He said: "What matters more than money?"

My husband and I answered correctly: "Love."

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      April Savage 4 years ago from Florida

      Thank you so much! Life is too short to worship money, but family doesn't last forever either! We just need to look around the cherish every moment. Thank you for your comment!

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      the girls 4 years ago from Los Angeles, California

      Great hub April holland! This is a universal truth - we can't bring our money to the grave. It's a sad thing for those who are at the top, who looked around and found only their own selves there.