Rich Life

And no, I do not mean money-wise rich, ya big sillies!

For this motivation Monday segment, I want you to take some time to reflect on what it means for you to live a rich life. What do you want it to mean for you?

Although having money and being that kind of “rich” doesn’t buy happiness, it sure as hell makes it a whole lot easier to be happy, and I understand that. But aside from that, having a rich life can mean many things, depending on the type of person that you are.

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For example, having a rich life for me means to have as many adventures, experiences, ups and downs as I can. It doesn’t necessarily correlate with good things only. It simply means living life prepared to feel a full spectrum of emotions. And that takes a lot of courage. You don’t have to travel the world in 80 days or make millions of dollars to experience these things. Depending on who you are, it can be something as small as going to the sale rack at Zara and finding that top (in your size, bam!) you’ve always wanted to buy but was out of your price range. It could also be a breakup. Or you could have went on a summer Euro trip. The feels that come along with those experiences trigger certain emotions that make living life just a little but fuller. If we always had good times then these experiences would be worthless and meaningless to us. If you experience bad times, then when the good eventually comes along, you’ll automatically appreciate it more and know how valuable these feelings are. This is what it means to live a rich life for me.

A life full of experiences is worth SO much more than sitting in a million dollar house with none at all. I’ve had so many ups, downs, and changes in my life but as I look back, I’m realizing how much I learned and am still learning along the way. I look forward to this roller coaster called life and I’m ready to take on the next big thing!

So tell me, what’s your definition of a Rich Life?

Bisous

-SH

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4 comments

  1. Great blog! You’ve made a very valid point here. Life is about experiencing the highs and the lows, not being rich and having it easy! I wrote a post similar to this, called The high life lows -Looking at the darker side of wealth.

    My definition of a rich life is to…live, love and experience! 🙂

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    1. Thank you! I think your’s is awesome! Many people work so hard to become wealthy and don’t make enough time to fill their lives with worthwhile experiences. By the time they achieve their desired status of “rich” they fail to have a real rich life!

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      1. Amen to that! I agree completely.

        Aw, thank you so much. That’s very kind of you to say. And likewise. I see you like to have a good old rant too! I’ll be checking out more of your posts/rants soon! 🙂

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