“Wealth is not his that has it, but his that enjoys it.” -Benjamin Franklin

So many times, I sit and wonder why people who “we think” have everything are so miserable. And all I have to do is think of Ben Franklin’s quote.

I have seen extreme misery in the most luxurious of circumstances and seen pure joy in simplicity…what’s the big difference? Outlook. It is how we see things. It is being first comfortable with who you are, because you are you no matter what you have or don’t have. Not a single solitary cell in what makes you “you” is different.

Having wealth of character is what counts. Giving without wanting something in return. Working for the sheer joy of work. Letting bygones be bygones (oh boy…this is my anvil)…Enjoying what you have in this very moment, that’s what is going to make you wealthy…this, and family and friends.

Wealth is not kept, it is given.