Success in life

@marguicha (212884)
Chile
April 19, 2013 12:45pm CST
Lately many people measure their success by the amount of earthly goods they have. This materialistic society is centered in how much we have instead of in what we are. I don`t think that a life can be called succesful if you leave family, friends and love to pursue gold so as to say. You cannot take your money to the other life, but if you are a loving person, you cand live and die surrounded by your loved ones and stay alive in their memory for a long time. When I look back in my life and I ask myself what were my greatest assets, they were (and are) loved people instead of the house where I live and the money or car I have. Have you asked yourself what you value the most? Can you answer that question? Share!
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15 responses
@mariaperalta (19073)
• Mexico
20 Apr 13
I dont I measure mine, by how happy I am in life. And right now . Im very happy. i have my son here with me, and we are planning our move back to usa. Im very happy. No need for any things of value for me.
@marguicha (212884)
• Chile
20 Apr 13
How I wish I could be there. It`s starting to get cold here.
@marguicha (212884)
• Chile
20 Apr 13
Your best asset, Maria, is your son. That is your treasure. I know it, because my daughters and grandchildren are mine.
• Mexico
20 Apr 13
I would not trade them for anything of any value. never, never , never. Take care there. Very warm here today..
@dainy1313 (2370)
• Leon, Mexico
19 Apr 13
Hello dear friend Marguicha. I totaly agree with you. As many of you already know I faced my parents divorce 17 years ago. Their divorce marked me so much. I was astonished that they were so "successful" people at their jobs. My parents, both were directives, each one at their company. They had a lot of assets, but they got divorced after 30 years of being married. I can´t understand it if I don´t watch it with God´s eyes. They lacked of God´s love among them. Today I can tell you my treasure is my family: my husband and our three kids. I have sweated for them, each day in the last 16 years. I just wanted to be with them, stand with them, support them, and I want to continue doing this. Being with them 24/7. Of course I´m outdoors for sometime to attend my clients. And they go to school whole week, but I mean, I´m there if they need me. Blessings Marguicha... dainy
@marguicha (212884)
• Chile
19 Apr 13
We don`t know so many times why something terrible happens to us. But I have noticed that it is in those times when we learn. I think that your parents divorce made you realise that you wanted something else for your family and for your children. My late husband taught me to be more generous And showed me (not by just telling me) that pride was the worst sin we could have.
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@dainy1313 (2370)
• Leon, Mexico
20 Apr 13
Thanks you dear friend Marguicha for your comforting words. You are right, we learn and we get experience when we face bad times. Thanks you for sharing with me some of your lovely memories with your husband. Blessings Marguicha... dainy
@marguicha (212884)
• Chile
20 Apr 13
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@cynthiann (18602)
• Jamaica
19 Apr 13
I agree with you as I value the love of my family for me and me to them above everything. This is what matters - family. I never saw a car or a house in a grave yet alongside their owner.
@velvet53 (22523)
• Palisade, Colorado
20 Apr 13
Your words are so true. My loved ones are much more important to me than anything that I own. I can always replace material things but I cannot replace my family and all of those that I love.
@marguicha (212884)
• Chile
20 Apr 13
Love and health of our loved ones are a lot more important than money. And money cannot buy either. All material things are replacable and if you cannot, you can do without them. I made a post about my saving money for a new washing machine if mine broke down again. But if I cannot save the money, I can wash by hand. I don`t like it, but it can be done.
@velvet53 (22523)
• Palisade, Colorado
21 Apr 13
You sound so much like me. I always try to figure out a way to make things work. I started hanging clothes up after I washed them instead of tossing them in the dryer. I prefer washing dishes by hand instead of using the dishwasher. My son says that is crazy. I don't have to have all the modern things to survive.
• Philippines
20 Apr 13
You are absolutely right. Success cannot be measure by gold or any material means. It is meaningless to have all the gold in the world and yet you do not have someone that you can share it to. There are someone that i know that is very rich and yet he feels the emptiness in his heart. So to become successful, who should have both money and friends to share it with.
@marguicha (212884)
• Chile
21 Apr 13
I agree. But I would not like to have more than my share of the money. I think that part of my wealth is the posibility of dreaming, even of things I will never have.
@emily7339 (1337)
• Malaysia
20 Apr 13
It is true, being rich in material may give a person a sense of achievement but that does not mean one is really success in life . They many have no worries over the food, lodging and clothes, however they may feel empty inside of them especially when they are alone . My family members are my treasure. There is such a joy and peace to see everyone in the family in good health and filled with joy and be at peace with each other daily. Living a life trusting and fearing God each day .
@marguicha (212884)
• Chile
20 Apr 13
Love and health are a lot more important than money. And money cannot buy either.
@MoonGypsy (4606)
• United States
19 Apr 13
the things i value the most are my family and their health and well being. i am not rich, but i consider myself successful. my and my family have our health, home, and things we need. we even get things we want every now and again. we don't have to worry about how our bills are going to be paid. we are financially free. that's what i call successful.
@marguicha (212884)
• Chile
20 Apr 13
I feel as you do. In fact, I Wouldn`t even be happy at all, thinking about it, if I were very rich. Part of what I like to do is to play at "what ifs" with my imagination. I would not like to have everything I want.
@daeckardt (6237)
• United States
1 May 13
What I value most is the ability I have to make other people's lives better. Whether I do that by making on-time payments to my sites members or helping a family that was burned out of their house I am able to make life better for someone. I always feel best about myself when I am helping in some way. I think that is what I like about coming in here. I might not make it in very often, but I do know that when I do, I am usually able to make some kind of difference in someone's life.
@ANTIQUELADY (36440)
• United States
23 Apr 13
I value my children & grandchildren the most in the world. I am very proud of my home & what's in it but it does not compare to the love i have for all the children.
@Frederick42 (2024)
• Canada
28 Apr 13
Yes, nowadays, everybody is bothered about the materialistic things. Nobody cares about how loving or affectionate you are. They will look at how big your house is, how much cash you have in your bank balance. If you talk to them about spirituality, they will laught at you. They will look at you as if you are abnormal. The most successful persons are the most loving ones because love is the ultimate success of life. When you can love everything around you without any condition, then you have certainly attained success in life.
• United States
19 Apr 13
God, family, friends, values, love, trust and being a good person are the things that are most important. Everything else has a dollar amount to it but the things that are important are priceless and irreplaceable!
@marguicha (212884)
• Chile
19 Apr 13
True! And everything that has a monetary price can be broken, stolen, replaced. It`s not worth anything at all.
@911Ricki (13588)
• Canada
1 May 13
You are right, many compare themselves to what they have. I find many are negative and jealous because of what they don't have or regrets.
@dagami (1158)
• Rome, Italy
19 Apr 13
my family and friends are the most important in my life. if i don't have their love and caring, then i would feel lost and unhappy. no amount of money will be able to console me.
@marguicha (212884)
• Chile
19 Apr 13
My way of thinking too, friend. We have to have people for whom to live. No money can give you that.
@Deepak2J (1178)
• India
19 Apr 13
The people who cared for me, the people for whom I cared for, the people I liked, the people who liked me,...., my family, my.... are the most valuable things in my life.
@marguicha (212884)
• Chile
19 Apr 13
I am so glag, deeak. I feel that way too and feel blessed for having people that love me around me.
@jenny1015 (13366)
• Philippines
22 Apr 13
Material things may matter because we really need them in dealing with our everyday lives. But after going through some issues in the past, I have realized that there is nothing in the world that can replace my family. We may be not that rich and unable to be like other families, but atleast, we all have each other.