Sunday December 11, 2016
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The people who are rich are the ones who are happy with what they have, health, a loving family, and many friends.
Dollars are not happiness. They can't buy love, sex maybe, can't buy health, a loving family or friends.
The people may have a sense of accomplishment but if they don't have the love, health and friends, they aren't really happy. Just grasping for more.
Oh so true Pat!! I consider myself to be wealthy beyond measure, because I have all that you mentioned, as well as one last thing that is essential to me...I can look myself in the mirror and know that I have lived my life in such a way as to be respected.
A wise person once said that the difference between character and integrity is "integrity is how you behave when others are watching, character determines how you behave when no one can see."
I have a friend who is the head of a large Corporation that I used to work for. He has offices from
California to Florida and from Texas to Michigan. They all have one thing in common. They acquire wealth by helping others acquire wealth. And those that help others prosper beyond themselves, contribute immeasureably to the greater good.
I'll give you an example, If I offer you a product, that affects something you use everyday. Further, if that product reduces the cost of dealing with everyday problems and not using it cost you more than using it? Should I tell you about it? Should I help you get it? If I said it was cheaper to have it than not have it? Wouldn't it be the prudent, intelligent thing to do to buy it?
Answer this in your own mind. ' If I got rich helping others get rich, helping others save money, and live a better life......What have I done wrong?'
This may be off string, but your last question of the reason we are in this mess was about the fault and if it belonged to Obama. I'm going to say yes, but I won't stop there.
Stay with me if you can, this is liable to be long.
I have no facts or figures, if I did I would be worried, for when this Country came together, there were only patriots and torries. The patriots said, here we are, we'll build a nation free. We'll make a contract you can live with and plant a liberty tree. So that freedom came to pass and the law of land was born. A constitution set in ink that was also set in stone. It gave the glory to a God who said man had the right, to worship freely as he chose and not be dealt a slight. To speak your mind without the fear that words could do you harm, and gave us rights to gather when we felt there was coming harm.
But earlier I mentioned Torries and they didn't feel like us. They didn't want the freedom but prefferred the Kingdoms trust. They were the ones protected by the government you see, and freedom took away that gift that was paid by you and me.
The revolution was barely won when they tried to take away, a group of peoples determination to remain to be as freedom seeking as the people were that day.
In 1812 they came and tested our resolve. But they lost and for the next one hundred years the world became aghast. We survived a civil war that wanted us divided and became a land from coast to coast that was totally united.
I'll give you all a glimpse of me because of my familia, My grandfather was born in 1881 in a town that was called Sedalia. HIs parents knew that life was all about the ability to produce. And they set off from Missouri on wagon train going west.
I'm writing a book about that wagon train and hope to finish it eventually. But the bottom line is this. The heritage of my lineage is colorful and inspiring. My grandfather lived to be just days short of his 96th birthday in 1976. He saw the bicentenial celebration of a country he loved. My grandfather left Colorado in 1898 to go enlist with the rough riders, and join Teddy Roosevelt in the Spanish American War. I'lll give you more when the book is ready but the issue is simply this
What this country needs is a slap in the face and a redirection back to the principles that made us
the chosen ones on earth, we are you know, Israel has their country, fullfilling the prosephy that the fig tree has blossomed". America didn't happen by accident and we've got to get back to understanding that.
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