A Singer Songwriter Says
“It’s Not About The Stuff”
We humans are funny creatures. Especially those of us who’ve been fortunate to have been born in a “free” society. Americans, especially, tend to be very image-bound and sound byte- gagged.
First, we see what seems to be the definition of success, and we measure ourselves against it. When the dollar amounts are staggering, or the beauty is beyond fantasy, or the “stuff” is piled up on TV, we feel pitifully inadequate.
But we are not the sum total of our dollars, beauty, or “stuff”. We’re not the sum total of our monikers we wear through this life. We’re not the sum total of the varied opinions about us. Those don’t make us, and they shouldn’t break us.
- Work to produce…not for the money.
- Play to relax…not to escape.
- Laugh to enjoy…not to cover up.
- Love to give…not to acquire.
- And live to be thankful…not to compare.
You are the sum total of where you position yourself for eternity.