“Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship.” –Buddha
Hello everybody, this is Daniel Wiafe here again… and I would like to wish you a happy Friday today! I am up and at ’em at 4 o’clock in the morning writing this… which is FAR too early for me! 😉
Today’s motivational quote is just AWESOME… and it really hit home for me personally when I stumbled upon it last week.
“Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship.”
I believe it resounded so strongly in me because of how simple… yet POWERFUL this truth is.
You see my friend, we all seek to be happy and to be fulfilled… and I believe that the 3 major components of a person having the life that they dream of revolves around that person being balanced in the areas of their HEALTH, their WEALTH and their RELATIONSHIPS.
I also believe that TRUE happiness comes when we seek SPIRITUALITY (a true relationship with God) in those areas. Don’t just seek God alone or independently of everything else in your life… but seek God FIRST in your health… seek Him FIRST in your wealth and seek him FIRST in your relationships.
So, let’s get at it… what are the 3 Secrets to You Living Your Best Life?
1. Understand that Health is Your Greatest Gift
If someone gave you a brand new 2011 Lamborghini or Porsche… for absolutely free… no strings attached… how would you feel about that?
If you’re like me… you would probably jump up and down for joy! You wash and wax that thing everyday… make sure you parked it far away from other people at the grocery store, so that no one would scratch your new car… you would probably treat that thing as if its the GREATEST gift in the world.
So why is it… that many of us don’t treat our health as if it is the GREATEST gift in the world? In fact, many of us take our good health for granted.
God has granted us so many years on this earth… and I don’t know about you… but I want to live the BEST years of my life, all my life. I don’t want to be sick, broken down, in pain or diseased, stressed or depressed!
Take care of your health and treat it as the TRUE gift that it is.
Make it a point to exercise at least 2-3 times a week… eat healthy & cut back from the bad food… cut out smoking, drinking alcohol or any destructive action that may be depleting your body of it’s health.
Treat your mind as a gift as well… learn to pray in the morning, so that you’re spirit will be renewed daily… get your meditation on so that your mind is cleared of mental junk and weight and at peace.
2. Contentment is the GREATEST Wealth
This is the BIGGEST secret that I learned. In the past couple years… finances and wealth has personally been at the top of my “worry” list.
But when you think about it… and if you are real about it… it doesn’t matter how much money you have… and it doesn’t matter how rich you may be… you will NEVER (and I repeat)… NEVER have enough money to buy ALL the things in this world you want.
No my friend, contentment is the GREATEST gift a man or woman can have in this life.
As long as we have a roof over our head… clothes on our back… food in our belly… drink to satisfy our thirst… family and friends who love us… can pay all of our bills without fret… and have a warm bed to lay our heads down at night in peace — that is about 85 to 90% of everything we need in this life to be content.
Everything else we get beyond this… is just icing on top of the cake… an extra-added blessing in our life when we get it.
Because think about it — if you buy the brand new latest toy or electronic or whatever it is that you love… after a while… you’re going to grow tired of it (I promise!)
One of the things that I realized in my life… was that I was dedicating too much of my life on working too hard to make a few extra dollars… when my time could have been better spent on my relationships…
3. Faithfulness is the BEST Relationship
Faithfulness doesn’t just include being sexually loyal to your husband or your wife. Obviously we SHOULD remain loyal in that area to our spouse… and one gold nugget of truth I will leave with you is that even though the grass may “appear” greener on the other side… there is NEVER any yard that’s greener, more beautiful or more perfect… than your own yard!
That said, faithfulness also means being devoted to the person that we love!
I believe that husbands can be unfaithful to their wives… and wives unfaithful to their husbands… even if they are NOT committing adultery.
When we put others before our spouses… when we take our marriages or vital relationships for granted… I believe we are being unfaithful to that person, who we claim we love.
Treat your spouse as the #1 love of your life. Spend time with them… because tomorrow is promised to man. If you aren’t married… and are in a serious relationship, treat that other person the way that you would want them to treat you.
If you have children, love them, be there for them, discipline them… but not too harshly… and remember that they grow up fast… so cherish the days that you have with them.
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Have a GREAT day and a GREAT weekend and be blessed by the BEST!
Your Daily Motivation Coach