#1: “The best things in life aren’t things.”

– Art Buchwald

My father used to refer to himself as “one of the richest men around.” He had a life filled with the richness of relationships, experiences, community, spirit, faith, purpose and meaningful work.

Many people today feel that they never have enough, and they’re always in pursuit of more. But “more” often doesn’t make people happier, in spite of what society tells us.

Things cost time. We spend hours working to pay for our possessions … and to pay to insure, protect, maintain and clean them. Sometimes, we have to unclutter our life and have fewer things. We can make the choice to travel more lightly and simply.


Determine what people and experiences in your life bring you the greatest joy and happiness. Schedule more time with these people, and engage in these activities more often.

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