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Meaningful Life~

Updated on July 21, 2015
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CrisSp is your Emergency Specialist at 37 thousand feet. A writer without a niche. Wonderwoman consumed by wanderlust!

"The glow of one warm thought is to me worth more than money.'" - Thomas Jefferson

The author on a graceful retreat. (Thank you coffeegginmyrice for capturing my Ala-Yoga pose)
The author on a graceful retreat. (Thank you coffeegginmyrice for capturing my Ala-Yoga pose) | Source
A More Meaningful Life
A More Meaningful Life | Source
I am an eagle - Eagles don't flock. You have to find them one at a time. ~ H Ross Perot
I am an eagle - Eagles don't flock. You have to find them one at a time. ~ H Ross Perot | Source

Whoever loves money never has enough;
whoever loves wealth is never satisfied with their income.
This too is meaningless.
As goods increase,
so do those who consume them.
And what benefit are they to the owners
except to feast their eyes on them?
The sleep of a laborer is sweet,
whether they eat little or much,
but as for the rich, their abundance
permits them no sleep.
I have seen a grievous evil under the sun:
wealth hoarded to the harm of its owners,
or wealth lost through some misfortune,
so that when they have children
there is nothing left for them to inherit.
Everyone comes naked from their mother’s womb,
and as everyone comes, so they depart.

~Ecclesiastes 5:10-15 (NIV)


Idle for a long time, hiding in shame

Fine Spirit retreat from ungraceful deed

Hungry for fame and selfish desire

In this chaotic world who’s to blame?


Resign yourself from foolishness

Don’t be shallow my prairie mallow

I wish you enough, just enough

Earn a decent living and be pleased.


There’s more to life than dappling leaves

Be grateful with your lots and be wise

The spontaneous craving is but a feeling

Reeling indiscreetly so unappealing.


Don’t be reckless and be depressed

Believe you can and bounce back with cheers

Abundance will follow blessings will come

You don’t need those weeds to meet your needs.


Live in the big blue skies of love not fear

Be honest, be real, be true, be you

Be strong with your convictions

Life is good after all, be it high-flown or not.


Stop the arrogance, humble your heart

Begin again, be born again, be joyful again

See the beauty of life, don't be pompous

Rise from a low life and live a more meaningful life.


"My favorite things in life don't cost any money. It's really clear that the most precious resource we all have is time." - Steve Jobs


Copyrights@CrisSp~TM /08-2012. "The heart of my soul speaks to the soul of my heart by writing." ~

Based on what you have read,

Do you agree that you can achieve a more meaningful life without any worldly possession?

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© 2012 CrisSp

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      CrisSp 3 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Romeos Quill: Thank you once again for gracing my page. Great interpretation; well received.

      Love from the sky~

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      Romeos Quill 3 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

      A great ABC lesson for the spiritually immature, and a healthy reminder for those continuing upon His journey for them. Indeed, the 'dash' is that which really counts.

      Trusting you are well, and warm regards;

      R.Q.

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      CrisSp 3 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      James-wolve: Thank you. I am well pleased.

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      Tijani Achamlal 3 years ago from Morocco

      Your message is received .So wise!

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      CrisSp 3 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      CraftytotheCore: Thank you.

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      CrisSp 3 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Lisa Luv: Thank you.

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      CraftytotheCore 3 years ago

      Beautiful CrisSp!

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      Lisa J Warner 3 years ago from Conneticut, USA

      Excellent!!!! Voting up and sharing!!!

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      CrisSp 4 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      aykianink: I wish HP have the "like" button on the comment box, so I could just simply click "like" on your comment. Happy writing!

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      aykianink 4 years ago

      Quite well. My writing is coming along swimmingly, just not for Hubpages. To paraphrase something else, "I came for the Hubbing. I stayed for the Hubbers." You know, cool people. Like CrisSp:-)

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      CrisSp 4 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      aykianink: Thank you. How've you been my friend? I've never seen you around. Hope all is well.

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      aykianink 4 years ago

      This is STILL getting hits? The oldest comment appears to be from FOUR MONTHS ago. My hat's off to you, CrisSp. Very, very impressive.

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      CrisSp 4 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Laurinzo, it's good to see you here and thank you for your comments and for sharing the good words. Love and light to you.

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      CrisSp 4 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Thank you HoneyBB. We hope....we can only hope. Love from the sky~

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      Live To Write 4 years ago from Phoenix, Az.

      I love the words of pure wisdom in this poetry ... this is the kind of insightful poetry that inspires pushes toward movement.

      Defifnitely sharing!!!!

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      Honey Halley 4 years ago from Illinois

      A great poem and message. If we could all be so insightful, what a wonderful world it would be. Thanks for sharing. Voted ++++

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      CrisSp 4 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      stephanieb27: Thank you.

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      stephanieb27 4 years ago from United States

      Voted up and awesome! Great hub and very insightful! :)

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      CrisSp 4 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      andromida: Thank you.

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      syras mamun 4 years ago

      We all have the power to reborn in our mind by being more humble and real.A wonderful piece of inspirational poetry.Thank you so much.

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      CrisSp 4 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Hello Rahul, nice to see you here. Thank you for stopping by. Appreciate your comments. Cheers to a good life!

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      Jessee R 4 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      Loved the concept of living an express life..... beautifully written poem..

      full with life to say the least...

      :) brilliant little quote at the last

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      CrisSp 4 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Hello Graham! Pleased to meet you. Thank you for your visit and follow. I appreciate your kind words and I'm glad you enjoyed it. ♥

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      Graham Lee 4 years ago from Lancashire. England.

      Hi CrisSp. A thought inspiring and heartfelt hub, I enjoyed it greatly. Your mantra is also a deep and meaningful expression.

      Voted up and all / Following.

      Graham.

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      CrisSp 4 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Thank you for your visit Alur2! I'm pleased to see you here.....and, I sincerely wish you enough, just enough.

      Love from the sky~

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      ALUR 4 years ago from USA

      how timely for me to read this. Excellent words of encouragement and the wishing well for others is always what one needs. Thanks for great write.Indeed, all ever ask for is: "I wish you enough, just enough

      Earn a decent living and be pleased."

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      CrisSp 4 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Thank you Vincent! It's nice to see you here tonight. I sincerely appreciate your kind words...coming from a respected and well loved poet himself, this is an honor for me. As well, thank you for sharing my work.

      Love from the sky~

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      Vincent Moore 4 years ago

      Live one's life to the fullest and be not accountable to fair weather friends. Strive to be the best you can, every day in every way. Show love, be love, give love and love will always find you. Live in the moment, dance like nobody is watching, who cares? Be you, be real and leave this world a better place when you depart from it. Peace and blessings I send to you this eve. Voted Up, awesome, beautiful and shared.

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      CrisSp 4 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Happiness always ahorseback! Thank you for your presence tonight.

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      ahorseback 4 years ago

      Chris ! You are broadcasting the perfect messege here ! Wow I love ya for that!......Thank you !

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      CrisSp 4 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Aykianink, very funny! Lol!

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      aykianink 4 years ago

      I have a friend who has the last name "Lee." I told him, "If you ever have a daughter, you should name her Heaven."

      ...

      "And if you ever have a boy, you should name him 'Ug.'":-)

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      Heaven L Burkes 4 years ago from The Invincible Heart of Neverland

      Thank you, sweet spirit! It's one of those names no one could possibly live up to. LOL

      Wonderful to connect with you too!

      Love and Rainbow Light, ~h~

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      CrisSp 4 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Oh so, it is not a pen name? Why embarrassed? That's a lovely name! Again, thanks for coming by. Pleasure to connect with you.

      Love from the sky~

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      Heaven L Burkes 4 years ago from The Invincible Heart of Neverland

      Yes! Beautiful messages in your poetry!

      I actually would be embarrassed to give myself the name "Heaven." ;) My parents did it. LOL I just changed the spelling of my middle name from "Lee" to "Leigh" - most do think it's a pen name. :)

      Much love and many blessings to you, kind spirit!

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      CrisSp 4 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Hello heavenleigh--that's a nice pen name first off! Thank you for dropping by. Appreciate your kind words and I'm glad I was able to put the messages across.

      Love from the sky~

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      Heaven L Burkes 4 years ago from The Invincible Heart of Neverland

      Voted up, Awesome, Beautiful and Interesting!

      This poem speaks of gratitude, no matter what we have or where we are in life. That is truly a wonderful message. Thank you. :)

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      CrisSp 4 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Thank you jonmcclusk. Glad to be able to put some inspirations to your heart. I look forward to reading more from you.

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      Jonathan McCloskey 4 years ago from Cinnaminson, New Jersey

      Stunning poem, very inspirational and inspires me to write a new poem. Great read and well done.

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      CrisSp 4 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Thank you Eddy.

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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      A brilliant read.

      Eddy.

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      CrisSp 5 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      shruti, thank you for stopping by. Appreciate your feedback as well.

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      shruti sheshadri 5 years ago from Bangalore, India

      Hey! This is a brilliant poem! I really connect with your style of writing, very wise words and you have looked at life from an excellent perspective.

      voted up and shared :)

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      CrisSp 5 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Thank you for stopping by ExoticHippieQueen. Appreciate your feedback.

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      ExoticHippieQueen 5 years ago

      Words express a philosophy that we all should strive to embrace. Thank you for the wisdom!

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      CrisSp 5 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Thank you Michelle! Vulnerability and humanity- cheers to that!

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      Michelle Liew 5 years ago from Singapore

      I love this frank reminder of our vulnerability and humanity. A great write, CrisSP, UAI to you!

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      CrisSp 5 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      aykiaink - hello and thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment. Appreciate it.

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      aykianink 5 years ago

      Favorite line: "Believe you can and bounce back with cheers." Cool poem.

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      CrisSp 5 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Hello Vellur! Thank you for stopping by and I appreciate your effort in leaving a comment. Cheers!

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      CrisSp 5 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Thank you Debbie. Have a great day!

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      Nithya Venkat 5 years ago from Dubai

      Wisdom in your words and beautifully expressed. Loved this one.

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      beautiful message here.. love your poem.. blessings to you

      Debbie

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      CrisSp 5 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Thank you billybuc.

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Love the message Cris. I love the power of the written word no matter which genre we may use; you have used this with grace and power.

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      CrisSp 5 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Coffeegginmyrice, thank you for capturing that graceful retreat by the water shot. It's beautiful just like you. I reflect on my deeds with a grateful heart for what I have ~ mind, body and soul.

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      CrisSp 5 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Thank you KySmith. I'm glad you enjoyed my humble poem.

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      CrisSp 5 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Thank you rcrumple for your visit and kind words. For us writers, words are our powerful tools to reach out and hopefully be heard.

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      CrisSp 5 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Hello heartexpressions! I couldn't agree more on that-less is more. Thank you for stopping by and for leaving a comment. Nothing feels more satisfying for a writer than have somebody read his/her work. Appreciate it.

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      CrisSp 5 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Amen to that Lord De Cross. We should definitely spread love and hope for everyone specially those in dire needs. Thank you for your visit. Have yourself a good night.

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      CrisSp 5 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      midget38, appreciate your vote and share. True say: "There are indeed blessings at every turn. Be happy. Be content". Thank you.

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      CrisSp 5 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      FaithReaper, thank you. Peace and love to you~

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      Marites Mabugat-Simbajon 5 years ago from Toronto, Ontario

      Don't be a hoarder with material things; these, when our soul departs the abundance from Earth can't be taken with us, nor be selfish with time and love for it will not take us anywhere, our souls will be in eternal anguish and regrets. This poem is wholesome!

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      Kyndall Smith 5 years ago from Milwaukee

      Great poem! It was beautiful and I enjoyed every bit. Great messages! =)

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      Rich 5 years ago from Kentucky

      Really a beautiful statement of today's world. Things have definitely been better, but they're not to the absolute dismal state they could be. Very nice job with a beautiful way to send a message. Up & Beautiful & Interesting

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      heartexpressions 5 years ago

      So true! It was after I moved a few times that I decided less is more. Nicely done.

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      Joseph De Cross 5 years ago

      You said better Cris sp! We are not living in good times like before. Glad you said with your poem! We should spread love and hope for the needy. Thanks!

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      Michelle Liew 5 years ago from Singapore

      CrisSP, this is true. We should be content with our lives, whatever situation we are in, because there are blessings at every turn. I vote this up and will share.

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      Faith Reaper 5 years ago from southern USA

      Excellent poem and very wise words here. Let us store up our treasures in Heaven. In His Love, Faith Reaper