Rich & Famous

The Ragtag Daily Prompt this morning is HOPE, so I searched my DropBox files, hoping for some suitable response. I came across this writing and thought it very suitable.

Sadly, I can’t tell you who wrote it. I’ve googled it, but nothing shows up, so it may have come from an old Friendship Book. Note to self: ALWAYS attach name &/or source to EVERY writing copied from somewhere.

I hope this gives you a smile:

The Evolution of Rich & Famous

When I was thirteen I dreamed of someday being rich and famous.

When I was twenty-one my main goal in life was to someday be rich and famous.

When I was thirty I clung to the dream of someday being rich and famous.

When I was forty I still half-ways hoped to someday be rich and famous.

When I was fifty I was disillusioned with the whole idea of being rich and famous.

When I was sixty, having seen what riches and honour did to the lives of others, I was thankful that I’d never become rich and famous.

When I was seventy I finally understood just how rich I’ve been all these years. I realized that family and friends who really care about me are worth a lot more than fame.

Now that I’m eighty I realize how blessed I am to still be moving around.

Here’s another thought on the subject:

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19 thoughts on “Rich & Famous

  1. Well, I guess it’s not a bad thing to have aspirations. The problem, of course, is that most of us are just ordinary people with extraordinary dreams, which we don’t have time to pursue while we work. I am now in my 8th decade, and I haven’t given up on writing my book:) It’s when we give up that we lose hope.

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  2. I remember reading that text somewhere (no, I have no deets, either!). I, too, tried to look it up and as we know, the Internets are a place we can so easily get lost in, so I stopped searching!!

    Wise words, regardless of who wrote them.

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  3. Wow. I absolutely LOVE this! Isn’t it amazing how we often don’t understand how blessed we are? I think this is a good example of why making a ‘gratitude list’ is important and powerful in our lives. It’s so easy to overlook the smallest things when they are often our biggest blessings.

    Living out one’s purpose in life and encouraging others to do the same… now that’s rich 🙂 Thanks for this post. I hope everyone reads it and reconsiders their idea of what being fortunate in this life is all about!

    Many blessings to you & your family! 💕 ~ Holly

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    1. Thanks for your comment. 🙂 Yes, it is wise advice; too bad it often takes until we’re older to really understand the truth of this. When we’re in our twenties we have health and ambition and think we’re going to keep it forever. 😉

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      1. You are absolutely right! It is definitely a shame that it takes us silly human beings so long to understand what truly is important. Maybe, just maybe, if we keep sharing this very message – we can save some guys and gals in their younger years from making the same mistakes. 🙂

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