I want to wish everyone less pain and much happiness.
Have you ever asked yourself what is THE most important thing in your life? We live our lives doing the same things we have always done. To put it simply, we grow up, marry and have children. Some of us are lucky enough to find that perfect person to spend our lives with. Children can also be a great source of pride and accomplishment. Nothing compares to children who love us and give us the one gift we cannot buy. "The time they spend with us"
Unfortunately we need to work and make money. We end up chasing the almighty dollar in hopes we will find fulfillment and happiness. I look at money as a necessary evil. I qualify that statement with the following thought--Money can make you feel rich but lasting happiness comes from things you cant buy with money.
Most people place money high on their list of desires. People would say "Money is the root of all evil" The true statement would be "The love of money is the root of all evil". There is a big difference in those two statements.
I want to say I am blessed in that I have lived long enough to receive my pension money. I now live a very modest life. I am ok with this as pain and my attempts to escape its grasp is now my overriding concern.
I guess what I am trying to say is sooner or later we all have a life changing epiphany. None of us ask for the pain we receive. We must learn to work around it or through it.
Now I could care less about the things money can buy. As mentioned above I only care for the things money cannot buy. Life, love, friendship, honor and integrity. It is sad to say it took me all these years to see this truth.