This is just an excerpt from the book Daily Insights with Zig Zigglar and Dr. Ike Reighard. For today, October 22, I am sharing a topic about “Never Enough.”
He who loves silver will not be satisfied with silver, nor he who loves abundance, with increase. This also is vanity. Ecclesiastes 5:10
In addictions like alcoholism, people experience a phenomenon called tolerance. A person’s body gets used to the level of alcohol being consumed, so he has to drink more to get the same effect. And process continues as the body adjusts to taking in more and more.
The same phenomenon occurs in the world of money and possessions, but in this case, tolerance is a psychological effect. People believe that the next rung up the ladder will give them the happiness they long for, so they work hard to get there. When they achieve it, they feel great-even euphoric-for a little while. But soon the feeling wears off, and the next rung comes into view. The pursuit of more always promises ultimate fulfillment , but it always leads to deep disappointment. It is, as Solomon observed, vanity-empty and futile.
“Money will buy you a bed, but not a good night’s sleep; a house but not a home; a companion, but not a friend.” – Zig Ziglar
I just got these photos in my archive. I guess you know why.. Just a quick post, a pose and a quote!
“You know, I’ve got wrinkles on my forehead and smile lines, but what’s wrong with that? I love to smile. “- Jennifer Aniston
Life is too short not to live it to the fullest. When my grandma died a few weeks ago, we all felt sad because we lost a doting grandmother and surely we will miss her but it wasn’t a sad death because she died peacefully in her bed. We could only imagine her now watching over us from heaven. Her last few days were filled with happy memories. When I visited her last New Year’s eve, she told me a lot of wonderful stories on her 98th birthday. She was more than happy and it was unforgettable that she shared all the details how the celebration turned out. She died without burdens to carry on to the next life. She lived a happy, contented and full life.
So life is short but it becomes shorter when sickness takes it away. Last week, I accompanied my daughter to attend the wake of her classmate who died at the age of 16. I didn’t know her classmate personally but I cried at the wake when I see the grieving mom at the burial. My heart cried and gave comfort to the mother who just lost a son who died of cancer. We never really know when death comes, so cherish every single moment of life.
“As a well spent day brings happy sleep, so life well used brings happy death.” – Leonardo DaVinci
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“There is always music amongst the trees in the garden, but our hearts must be very quiet to hear it.” – Minnie Aumonier
“Happiness is as a butterfly which, when pursued, is always beyond our grasp, but which if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.”