The Wealth Wall Street Can’t Touch

Tuesday, October 21st, 2008
I always appreciate how my friend, Michael Hyatt, places things into perspective.

Recently, Michael posted a beautiful piece on the impact of the market's downward slide. He proposes that we can have two responses: we can focus on what we have lost or on what we have. Michael's started a list of some of the things most important to him:
...I also realized that I have a choice: I can focus on what I have lost or I can focus on what I have. I started making a mental list:
  • I have my health.
  • I have a loving wife, who is also my best friend.
  • I have five wonderful daughters, two sons-in-law and (so far) two beautiful grandchildren.
  • I have several profound friendships that encourage and challenge me.
  • I have meaningful work that I would do even if I wasn’t getting paid.
  • I have incredibly competent co-workers whom I truly love and respect.
  • I have a church that grows dearer to me with each passing year.
  • I have a relationship with God that is endlessly fascinating and fulfilling.
Michael is blessed. As I read through his list, it reminded me of just how blessed I am, too. With the exception of bullet point #3 * , I could have written the same list. It fits me perfectly.

We have so much to be thankful for.

I encourage you to read the full blog post: The Wealth Wall Street Can’t Touch

* I have only four daughters, none are married yet. That's a good thing. Daddy's not quite ready for that yet. :-o

Discussion/Comments (5):

The Wealth Wall Street Can’t Touch

Amen. There are much more important things than simple wealth. Minus two daughters from your shortened list I can claim the same. :-)

Posted at 10/21/2008 12:47:12 by Jerry Carter

The Wealth Wall Street Can’t Touch

AMEN! I am blessed to have my children and grandchildren living, at the most, within 10 minutes. I have meaningful work to do, and the joy of teaching three high school classes every Tuesday...

And have just gotten involved with { Link } A great new work!

Posted at 10/22/2008 9:17:20 by Wayne MacKirdy

The Wealth Wall Street Can’t Touch

Hey Dude, You have everything what you want in life. God blessed you alot in that. He will continue in blessing more.

Posted at 10/23/2008 10:57:19 by Xenon Kits

re: The Wealth Wall Street Can’t Touch

Indeed. Thanks.

Posted at 10/24/2008 17:28:29 by Eric Mack

The Wealth Wall Street Can’t Touch

The wealth Wall Street can't touch but surly can contaminate.

Posted at 11/06/2008 13:52:53 by Willy

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