You are not truly rich until you have something that money can’t buy.~ Tom Zegan
We are so preoccupied thinking, rethinking and stressing on what’s not working in our lives; we usually forget to realize how lucky we are compared to many of our brothers and sisters.
How frivolously we seize our privileges and keep focusing on the next best thing without backtracking our steps & observing how far we came from where we stood and how triumphant we were through those obstacles.
It’s easy to get lost in the worries of lack or ego-based fears, chasing objects of desire without honouring what’s accessible to us at the current moment.
What we forget is whatever we run after will run the other way as the underlying fears compel the chasing behaviour.
In simple words, The law of attraction says that the energy you send to the universe will steer the experiences around you. So, in theory, if you simply hold positive outlooks and send positive vibrations into the cosmos, your life will be more enjoyable.
What is genuinely defined as being prosperous?
Let’s debug the idea, including the real definition of abundance. Count our blessings and take our power back to manifest our experiences.
01. You have a place to call Home
Being one of the few lucky ones who never struggled to keep the roof over our heads. Lived in the shelters. Slept on the sidewalks. Bus stops. Trains. We always took our home for granted because it was leisure we never had to live without.
If we have a place to go back to, a comfortable, warm bed to retreat. You are fortunate than 150 million people, nearly 2 percent of the world’s masses who are homeless or 1.6 billion, higher than 20 percent, lacking adequate housing.
02. You have Food on Your Plate
In today’s bustling world, people have no time to truly relax and enjoy their meals. From conventional to specialty markets, we have numerous choices to purchase meals – varied in cuisine, pricing or quality. But, no time to relish those.
When multitasking compels us to juggle through our meals toggling through our official and personal tasks. This is a clear sign, we are taking food for granted.
Food is necessary for our nourishment and good health. One should always respect the food consumed, be thankful for every meal and honour it.
Out of 821 million people, one in nine, still go to bed on an empty stomach every night.
Realize how blessed you are, if there is enough food to eat three times a day compared to those who are struggling to make ends meet.
03. You Have Enough Money to Live Comfortably
The money boosting happiness, to some extent, seems to be linked to the fact, having funds help approach problems with certainty that can get an individual stressed out and troubled.
For example, if your car breaks down, have a family emergency or a health problem to focus on, and not having enough money to address it, that’s stressful.
So, be grateful for the income you have even if it’s limited, you are much fortunate than many out there.
Nearly 1/2 of the world’s population, more than 3 billion people, live on less than $2.50 per day. While over 1.3 billion people live in extreme poverty, on less than $1.25 a day (WHO).
04. You Have Access to Clean Water
Water connects every aspect of life. Access to safe water and sanitation could rapidly turn the barriers into potential, enabling people with the opportunity for school and work, and promoting improved health for households worldwide.
Globally, 663 million people live without easy access to fresh water, and 2.4 billion people lack access to improved sanitation amenities. (UNICEF).
If you have ready access to clean water to drink, cook, bathe or clean. This is an asset you should never ignore.
04. You Have a Supportive Family
When life hits you hard, family is always there to lift your spirits. When outside forces tatter you to pieces, they comfort and cheer you up.
There may be little arguments and disagreements once in a while, but they never turn their backs on us, mainly when we need them the most.
If you have a family that will stand by you no matter what, you have much abundance than you deem.
05. You Have More Health than Illness
Sometimes, you don’t realize what a blessing it is to have a healthy life until you get sick. Good health is God’s gift.
As stated, Health is Wealth. Even if you own material wealth but suffer from an untreatable ailment, then that money has no use.
Money is not so critical to be healthy; however, health is essential to earn money. Neither you could be happy nor at peace without a healthy body and mind.
Hence, if you are blessed with good health, it’s relevant to state that you are endowed with real wealth.
06. You Have a Few close People to call Friends
Besides family, genuine friends will be there for us when the times are tough. Even if you are not a social butterfly, a close-knit friend circle is definitely a force to reckon.
Friends and family create a support system that protects, supports & guides you through the journey called life. With them, you fight, reconcile, and make beautiful memories, ones that add to the value of life.
So, if you have a bunch of amazing friends, you’re definitely richer than you think.
As quoted beautifully :
WE ARE THE LUCKY ONES
You can read
……So you are luckier than over one billion people who cannot read at all.
If you woke up this morning with more health than illness
…then you are luckier than the million who will not survive this week.
… and even more fortunate because you have a provincial healthcare card that guarantees you will have healthcare in case of illness.
If you have never experienced the danger of battle, the loneliness of imprisonment, the agony of torture, or the pangs of starvation
… then you are ahead of 500 million people in the world.
If you can attend any meeting you want—political, religious, social
… then you are luckier than 3 billion people in the world.
If you have food in the refrigerator, clothes on your back, a roof over your head, and a place to sleep.
…then you are wealthier than 75 percent of this world.
If you have money in the bank, in your wallet, and spare change in a dish someplace.
…then you are among the top eight percent of the world’s wealth.
If you can read a list like this, then you don’t belong to the 1 billion people who CANNOT read…