Because there are so many consumer goods and advertisements for them in today’s world, people often feel poor as a result of not being able to buy everything at once. Even though many of us actually have lots more stuff than in the past, it doesn’t always feel that way. So, when those ads make us feel like we don’t have enough, it’s best to keep in mind that the most important things in life have nothing to do with money.

Word-art that says "Some people are so poor, all they have is money."

Having an expensive house and buying all the latest cars and gadgets may be fun, but it doesn’t necessarily mean that a person is rich in what really matters.

Nurturing Thursday was started by Becca Givens and seeks to “give this planet a much needed shot of fun, support and positive energy.” Visit her site to find more Nurturing Thursday posts and a list of frequent contributors.


  1. Always liked that quote!

  2. This is so true, Meg. Our focus in life has gotten a bit out of control.
    The sad part is that with all that’s happening in the news today
    self-gratification keeps us from feeling the pain of others.
    May the people of Nice, France find peace in their hearts.
    Isadora ?

    • Hi Isadora — yes, there’s definitely too much focus on competition and getting ahead, people start to forget there is more to be done in the world.

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