“If you want to bring happiness to the whole world, go home and love your family.” – Mother Teresa
Have you ever listened to a persons eulogy being read? Or paying tribute to a person who passed on? You listen as a person’s life is read to you, how the person lived since the day they were born, the legacy they have left behind or the role model and how they impacted the society.
Sometimes back I attended a burial ceremony of a certain wealthy man in our neighborhood. The man was filthy rich. He had four successful companies, big cars, large acres of land, he would fly in and out of the country like no ones business, just name it.
As usual the eulogy had the normal main sections; birth, education, church, work and marriage. It clearly stated he had one wife and the number of children he had left behind and how he loved his family. He was a family man. But, nowhere did it mention the number of businesses or cars he had left, the acres of land, or the number of countries he had gone to!
What does this show us? About the things that matters most. That at the end of it all what matters is our relationship with God and family. And the legacy that is left behind. Would other people wish to live the way we did? Or they would say God help me so that I don’t live like so and so.
We may not have everything in this world, but having a family that you can go home to after a hard day, who will be there whether you are broke or not, is surely important and shouldn’t be taken for granted. Let them know you love them. We shouldn’t put the things that matter most at the expense of the things that matter least. After all, its all that matters.
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