Monday, August 15, 2011

Do What Matters The Most

The Richest Man In Town - Marty Markinson

Can life really be so simple as to do what really matters in life? I think so! If we just allow ourselves to let others know that they are really someone important. You have the ability to change someone's life for the better. Including your own life.

“I believe that the very purpose of life is to be happy. From the very core of our being, we desire contentment. In my own limited experience I have found that the more we care for the happiness of others, the greater is our own sense of well-being. Cultivating a close, warmhearted feeling for others automatically puts the mind at ease. It helps remove whatever fears or insecurities we may have and gives us the strength to cope with any obstacles we encounter. It is the principal source of success in life. Since we are not solely material creatures, it is a mistake to place all our hopes for happiness on external development alone. The key is to develop inner peace.”   Dalai Lama 

Why was Marty Markinson the richest man in town? Because he understood the value of giving to others. Not materially but from his heart.

As Theodore Roosevelt once said, “Nobody cares how much you know, until they know how much you care.” I am sure that you have seen this quote many times. It reigns true in life - yesterday, today and tomorrow. 

It doesn't take much energy - actually it takes less energy - to be nice to someone. To show that you care about the person standing right in front of you.

Do you want to be rich in your life? Then learn to be kind, giving and compassionate towards others.