So many times we think, if I only had this, how happy I'd be or just let me purchase that, and I'll be a happy man. The truth is, it's the things we cannot buy with money that are of the most value to us. When I think of things that have the most value, words like, faith, courage, kindness, love, character, and friendship come to mind.
I heard from my old friend Sue yesterday. I hadn't reconnected with Sue for 37-38 years, and it was great. But clearly, the best thing about renewing an old friendship is finding out that those we cherish have many of the characteristics for which there is no price: faith, kindness, courage, love, etc.
These are the kinds of things we need to spend more time on developing. Sue reminded me of a great self-help book, one of early vintage that helps develop such traits. The book is called I Dare You, by William H. Danforth. It is easily readable in less than a day and will help you improve your life.
Let's focus on the important attributes, the things most precious that money cannot buy.
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