Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Always a bigger boat

It's been almost 30 years since I first "learned" this important lesson.  What is amazing (and certainly at times discouraging) is that I seem to need to keep "learning" the same truth.... that the "things and stuff" of life are fleeting.   That truly "valuable" things in life cannot be measured with dollars or euros, or graphs and charts.  That at the end of life, we are all wishing we had more time with the ones we love, or for those of us now who have lost loved ones, what "stuff/money" would you give for an hour with that loved one?   

This idea seems more important now due to the recent market dynamics.  A friend of mine named Paul from the twin cities recently commented that the "dow jones industrial average doesn't represent him."  He wasn't saying that he had no investments in the dow, nor was he saying that he had no interest in how the markets were doing.  He was saying that the ups and downs of the market aren't an indicator on how he and his family is doing.  In some way he was declaring a bit of freedom from allowing his happiness to be too influenced by the vagaries of the market.  Truly a powerful idea!

Take a look at the following story and let me know your thoughts.



  1. why does it take a lifetime of mistakes or a good crisis to break us down and realize what every poet, bartender, and cabdriver already knows? - that love and relationships are the only things that matter

    look for the crisis, embrace the truth, break out of your inertial comfort zone! its the 90-degree turns that give the richness in live!


  2. Mike

    "and in the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make"
    Lennon and McCartney

    thanks for the message, amen my brother!


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