I'm really, really, really, really rich. Doesn't sound too Karmalized, but read on. Last week, I was driving along and I realized this. No, I didn't find out about a huge trust fund with my name on it nor did I win the lottery. I had just listened to an incredibly thoughtful voice mail left by a girl I barely know. She was sending me good wishes in my job search. She was sending me light and love to heal my broken heart. She took time out of her busy, busy day, to comfort me, someone she'd just met. By the way, she, Lenka, is proof there are indeed amazing people living in this mad city of angels.
I saved the voice mail and began thinking of all the phenomenal people I'm so blessed to know and be able to spend my days and nights with. In the past month alone, the people that have entered my life have been truly spectacular. Characters, who live life fully and find juiciness in the everyday. For each one of my new friends, I am deeply grateful. For all of my old friends, no amount of cold cash, could ever buy the joy and happiness I've experienced as a result of having you all in my life. And to my family, Mom, Dad, Dan, Kathy and extended, you simply cannot put a price on the unconditional love you give me everyday. It's true, that money cannot buy happiness. The happiness in my life has come from the endless circle of loving, caring, genuine, people who cross my path, for however long. And all the monetary wealth in the world, cannot buy a fairytale family, cannot buy forever friends, cannot buy the precious moments we experience because of the people in our story. Here is one definition of rich:
adj. rich·er, rich·est
1.Having great worth or value.
2.Having an abundant supply.
I have an abundant supply of what's most important in this life. I recognize, not everyone is lucky enough, rich enough, to have an ample amount of dear friends and loving family. Relationships with special people are a heavenly gift, never to be taken for granted. If you know someone who could use a little "heart wealth" share some of yours. Despite this crazy economy ... I am very rich, and this kind of wealth does not rise and fall with Wall Street. This kind of rich, has nothing to do with dollars. This rich is real, but like financial wealth, must be taken care of and attended to. Are you showing those people that matter in your life how much you appreciate them? Your bank account will never love you back my friend. You can't call it at 2am crying or laughing for that matter. Let's remember today what being truly rich really means.
With gratitude for every single person who has touched my heart and every new friend to come ~L~