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“If you want to feel rich, just count the things you have that money can’t buy”

This was a quote which came in the newspaper yesterday, under the heading “prophet and loss”!! I loved it.

Coincidentally, a friend sent me a lovely e-mail forward, which matched the above quote. This is what it said.
The best moments in life are:

* To fall in love.

* To laugh until it hurts your stomach.

* To listen to your favorite song in the radio.

* To go to bed and to listen while it rains outside.

* To leave the shower and find that the towel is warm.

* To receive a call from someone, you don’ t see a lot, but you want to.

* To laugh at yourself looking at mirror, making faces.:)))

* Calls/chats at midnight that last for hours.:))

* To laugh without a reason.

* To accidentally hear somebody say something good about you.

* To wake up and realize it is still possible to sleep for a couple of hours.

* To hear a song that makes you remember a special person.

* To be part of a team.

* To watch the sunset/sunrise

* To make new friends.

* To feel butterflies in the stomach every time that you see that person. (I dont know when was the last time ANY of us felt that way!)

* To see people that you like, feeling happy.

* To use a sweater of the person that you like and find that it still smells of their perfume.

* See an old friend again and to feel that the things have not changed.

* To take an evening walk along the beach.

* To have somebody tell you that he/she loves you.

* To laugh .......laugh........and laugh ...... remembering stupid things done with stupid friends.

I find that coincidentally, all of the above, do not cost any money—but bring so much joy. Don’t you agree that money gives you only fleeting happiness, but happy memories last a lifetime?


  1. "It is true that money cannot buy you friends, but it can buy you a better class of enemy". (Spike Milligan). I agree with all you have written in todays post..we should all remember these things!

  2. Ack, it's way too early for me to get teary-eyed!


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