Notable Quotable – Riches

“I think everybody should get rich and famous and do everything they ever dreamed of so they can see that it’s not the answer.”     ~ Jim Carrey

 

Oh, how I dream of being wealthy rich! So often I find myself convinced that having gobs of money would be the end of all my problems. I constantly enter Publishers Clearinghouse because I’m just convinced that the Prize Patrol is going to show up at my door one of these days. When the lotto gets up to those outrageous amounts, I buy tickets. The fact that just a few years ago (2012) Americans spent $69 billion buying lottery tickets goes to show that many others act on similar dreams.

Isn’t it nice to know then that these improbable dreams aren’t the answer? The rich and famous have just as many problems as we do. Maybe not money problems, per se, but they are no stranger to unhappy marriages, self-esteem issues, depression, health problems… and they probably suffer the same problems with which you find yourself struggling.

I think the real key to happiness is realizing how very rich you are right now. Rich in spirit, rich in character, rich in family and friends. You have riches beyond measure … and no amount of money in the world could top those riches. Wrap yourself in gratitude and know that you are indeed rich, right here, right now.

Have you ever dreamed of being rich and famous? Do you realize the wealth you possess right now?

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5 thoughts on “Notable Quotable – Riches

  1. I agree with this and the old saying “Money can’t buy happiness”. It can buy many other things, but few of those are truly important. That said, we do spend a few bucks on lottery tickets because you can’t win if you don’t play. 😀 A huge win would definitely be shared with pet charities, but I’d also do more travelling. No mansions or over-priced cars, though.

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  2. Money does not buy happiness but it does ease the burden when one has financial concerns. Now, that being said, there are so many we can name (Christina Onasis for one) who have everything regarding money and fame but are so unhappy. I choose not to be unhappy-it works for the most part even though I have days which makes it harder. I think now and realize that I have my sight, my mind, a loving hubby, wonderful fur babies, a job, a nice home and wonderful friends and good family. So…there ya have it!:)

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  3. A mountain of money doesn’t buy happiness, but it can make life much easier if the money is used wisely. I would love to have a lot of money because it’s so much fun to give it away. Instead I make donations on a smaller scale. I am blessed with great riches, especially Franklin, my family, and all my friends.

    Love,
    Janie

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