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rhouston    Posted 07-16-2003 at 06:48:20       [Reply]  [No Email]
What do you believe makes for a fulfilling life ?

Is it a successful career? The lives you have touched in a positive way ? Maybe something you leave behind ?

Why I ask is my brother was in town. His view is you must be successful (in your career) in order to have a fulfilling life. I say that just equates to money which although it helps cannot buy happiness.

As for me I think it's the lives you touch and your family. What are your thoughts

KellyGa    Posted 07-16-2003 at 17:32:22       [Reply]  [No Email]
My husband makes money so that we may live, he does not live to make money. We do alright most of the time, and we live like regular folks. I learned the hard way whats important in life. Another story for another time. Just to say this, a near death experience will make you appreciate every day, and make the most of it. I never miss an opportunity to enjoy nature and all it has to offer. I never miss a chance to be with my family. I always keep myself busy with things that will do good in our little world. The only longing I have, thats costs money, is to live away from all the people and the rush of the day. My heart lives where the grass is tall, the cicadas sing to each other at night, and the trees light up like Christmas with fireflies. My heart lives with the smells of fresh cut hay and grass, sleepy breezes and rain on my tin roof. My soul lives in a modest house out in the country where I can raise my child without noise and crime and drugs. Where my dog can run free across a pasture. Where me and my husband can sit out on our swing on the porch in the evenings and not hear loud radios, ambulances, firetrucks, police cars, yelling, and so on. That does cost money, but I feel its worthwhile. Even if it takes us a little longer because we'd rather spend more time together than be off making money.

ratface    Posted 07-16-2003 at 16:21:07       [Reply]  [No Email]
Have a son, plant a tree, and write a book.

dig    Posted 07-16-2003 at 15:30:52       [Reply]  [No Email]
Leaving the world just a little better than I found it. Every day.

Pigster    Posted 07-16-2003 at 10:52:19       [Reply]  [No Email]
Peace. Especially internal peace and contentment usually caused by a healthy dose of acceptance and understanding of the path the Good Lord has chosen for you to follow.

Lenore    Posted 07-16-2003 at 09:18:47       [Reply]  [No Email]
Fulfillment is relative; happiness is a choice.
I chose to be happy. Problems are just bumps along lifes pathway. Having lots of money or little money is not what makes me happy. There are a lot of "famous and infamous" rich folks who are not fulfilled or happy. Of course there are poor folks who are not either.

I was not always happy; at one time I was miserable whether I had money or not. I have found that having faith in my eternal destiny through my relationship with God; makes life here and now much easier. I have peace, love and joy and that makes my life fulfilling and good.

I also am a friendlier person than I used to be. I care more for others. Unhappiness is an inward thing and keeps a person from seeing others and their value and specialness.

DeadCarp    Posted 07-16-2003 at 08:44:37       [Reply]  [No Email]
Whatever lets you sleep like a baby - whether it's condemning people or praising them, making money or spending it, acting like a pain or being in one, producing or consuming - long as you get a good night's sleep, you're in yer right groove. :)

Fenwick Morton    Posted 07-16-2003 at 08:11:15       [Reply]  [No Email]
HHHmmm, well, I guess I don't know the answer to that question. Think I'll go out and look for that sky hook I lost last Winter.

Cindi    Posted 07-16-2003 at 07:20:03       [Reply]  [No Email]
helping people, whether they be your people or other people, making a difference in someone's life.

forgot this one-    Posted 07-16-2003 at 07:25:03       [Reply]  [No Email]
They say the Dead Sea is dead because it only has an inlet and no outlet.

Helping to lighten the load for others... Thank you Cindi for mentioning it. Mike D.

Mike D.    Posted 07-16-2003 at 07:19:15       [Reply]  [No Email]
Good question.

Our boys ( 1 & 3 ) are healthy and secure.

My elderly folks live close by and we get to see them often.

The work both of us do is satisfying.

The farm is managable.

We live in the best country on the planet.

We are healthy.

We'll never have worldly riches, but we are very wealthy in the ways that count. There isn't a day that I'm not grateful for it.

Willy-N    Posted 07-16-2003 at 07:18:08       [Reply]  [No Email]
Having a happy, loving family is the most fulfilling thing in my life. The rest is just a bonus. Mark H.

Salmoneye    Posted 07-16-2003 at 07:04:47       [Reply]  [No Email]
I'm with you to a great extent, but...

I do feel that part of the successful home life is being able to live 'comfortably'...

Comfortable is a relative term and is different for everyone...Some people think that they need to work 100 hours a week, have lots of toys and be mortgaged to the hilt...

That is not me...I am truely blessed in my situation and try and spend as much time with The Wife and The Girl (and both our families) as possible...We don't make much, but we don't want for anything...My philosophy is:

1: The Piddly Things Can Wait...

2: Most Things Are Piddly...

3: If you get hung up on not getting something
'important' done...See #1 and #2...

There are always fish that need annoying, bugs that need catching, rills that need detouring with mud dams, and fat that needs chewing with friends and relatives...

Thank You For Your Support

Objects In Mirror Are Closer Than They Appear

And my alltime favourite...

Always put off till tomorrow what you can do today...Someone else will probably do it...And if they don't, it probably wasn't that important to begin with...


Hug your kids/grandkids, read to them and tell them stories of your life...You and they will be better for it...

You are right    Posted 07-16-2003 at 06:55:57       [Reply]  [No Email]
I think, it's what ya do with what ya got and how it affects others. Oops, Ron,Ar

Reddee    Posted 07-16-2003 at 06:54:40       [Reply]  [No Email]
I believe happiness comes from within! No one, No thing, can make you happy if your miserable with yourself! You can't hold other people or the lack of possessions responsible for your happiness. I believe happiness is up to each of us. If something or someone is making you unhappy then it's up to you to change it! We are ultimatley responsible for our own happiness!! But that's just my opinion!! Redd

Clod    Posted 07-16-2003 at 06:54:05       [Reply]  [No Email]
Two or three hundred inventions at the US patent office with your name on them instead of some big corporation and their shyster lawyers.

Les    Posted 07-16-2003 at 06:51:58       [Reply]  [No Email]
I always wanted to have a Farmall M and now I have one so my life is complete.

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