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Monday, February 1, 2010

You are richer than you think!

You may have heard these, "Misery loves company", "When it rains, it pours!". Sometimes, when one trouble comes, other troubles/problems seemed to be right behind it. "When life give you a lemon, make lemonade", strategy works sometimes, but other times, it is just too much effort to be cheerful or see positive side. I fall in to this trap often. Zenguy is natural at being positive and optimistic even in bad situation, while I learn from him a lot, seeing innocent smiles on my kids also lifts my spirits up.

Most people's worry and concern seemed to be money related now a days. No matter how poor we think we are, we are still rich, because we have roof over our heads, health, family and friends and food to eat, clean water to drink. We have lot more compared to many folks in the world.

If you still feeling bit down about your financial outlook, here are a few ways to make you little bit more happy and content with yourself.

1. Help others in need.
2. Do one thing you really love, everyday at least for 10 minutes.
3. Get close to nature, be outside, gardening, walking in park, looking at birds.
4. Spend/give time each day to your 6 area for balanced life as seen 6 critical areas for life balance.
5. Practice silence everyday for 10 minutes: or meditate.
6. Be optimistic and positive.
7. Don't dwell on decision making. Making wrong one is far better than indecision.

Don't believe me? Check out Global Rich list calculator. Just type in your salary, it has choices of currency in Dollar, Pound, Yen etc., and see yourself in top percentage of world population. Your perspective will change!!!

How did you financially rate among the world's population? How did it make you feel? Did your perspective change?


Photo source: Long Beach city college Newsletter at http://fina.lbcc.edu


Asha said...

Very interesting, it sure changed my thinking about my own income. Thank you for the uplifting post.

jonathan said...

Great post. We are richer than we think as long as we keep out minds on prosperity and start to appreciate every moment.

Amit Sodha - The Power Of Choice said...

wealth is heavily dependant of your perception of the resources you have. I'm very wealthy! :-)

zengirl said...


Thank for your comment and liking the post. It sure changed me when I found the "global rich" calculator.


You said it. We as a people have forgotten how to be appreciative. Only if we know how lucky we are compared to many people in the world.


You are so right. Being wealthy and healthy is much more important being rich. I am glad you are wealthy, you truly are!!

Anonymous said...

I needed to hear that today, I was so sad at work, as I did not get raise that I was couting on. Thank you for changing my perspective. Just in time.

zengirl said...

I am so sorry that you did not get the raise, I wish you do soon. Meanwhile, try to make the best out the situation. Good luck and thanks for the comment.