The motto of my blog is to get rich in four ways Monetarily, Emotionally, Spiritually and Socially. So far, most of the time, I have only written about getting richer monetarily.
In this post I will describe the finer things in life which make you richer emotionally, and make you feel content and satisfied.
When we meet other people, mostly we talk about these finer things which make us happy and we share these with others to make them happy.
We don’t talk about how much money we have in bank or how much debt we paid off lately; and when we do, they are generally a serious discussion sans all the fun.
It is essential to be truly rich that you do feel richness from your inner soul, otherwise, money alone can’t buy you lasting happiness.
When I experience these simple things in daily life, they bring a sense of fulfillment to my otherwise thirsty soul stuck in a competitive world.
These are for free, and available every where, if you look for.
Smell of soil after first drops of rain
Seeing a droplet of water on grass
Smelling morning coffee
Smiling wife opening the door, when I return home from work
Listening to waves sitting on a beach
Watching a bird playing on a tree branch
Watching a snail trying to make its way
Watching a setting/rising sun
Listening to church choir
Getting my boss’s praise
Watching reflection of moon on a lake
Watching fall colors
Growing seeds in to plants
My favorite teams winning in a tense finish
My wife praising any thing about me
Meeting an old friend after a long time
Bathing in the ocean (Atlantic in my case)
Smelling a brand new car (someone else’s car that is 🙂 )
Finally reading through a book
Waking up on holidays and realizing its a no work day
A morning kiss
Completing all my day’s tasks
Getting an emailed thank you
Conversation with a toddler
Playing with little kids
And also, “Sunshine on my shoulders makes me happy”
There are many other finer things to enjoy in your life, what makes you happy, readers?
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Miss T @ Prairie Eco-Thrifter says
These are some really good ideas. Lately I have been making an effort to read more. It has been really relaxing to sit outside in the summer sun and take in a good book. I also like taking my camera out and taking pictures of what I see. Thanks for the great list.
Oh your summer and mine are so different. I am waiting for winter, very badly. I like to click too
Financial Success for Young Adults says
I love that pic! Makes me want to go outside 🙂
did you go?
Jeff @ Sustainable life blog says
I think of all these on the list, fall colors is my favorite. I love watching the leaves turn – its so awesome! I’ve heard that falls on the east coast are far better than what I’m used to, so i”m going to check that out sometime too
Jeff, there’s no fall color in South Florida, its ever green here. We go to Smokey mountains to enjoy fall
When the little guy smiles!
Thunder storms are cool to watch and are quite rare in the Pacific Northwest.
Full moon on a clear night. 🙂
Yes when the little guy smile…it is, nothing more fulfilling than that.
All great things, no doubt!
Happiness doesn’t equal materialism, it seems like you might view it that way too. For me, it’s playing with my kids and laughing.
I do view it the same way. thanks for commenting.
I have been having a blast learning the guitar all over again.
all over again…have you forgotten? play that guitar in an empty hall with no furniture or creature around, all alone on your own. You’ll love it
Niki, I go through periods where I pick up my guitar and remind myself how to play. Then in my head, I unleash my inner rock star. Nothing quite as fulfilling as imagining a room full of people singing along to my sweet grooves.
but that’s your imagination only, right? What do you enjoy seeing and doing or just feeling?
Wish I could play guitar.. 🙁
You can play the tables and chairs for a few mins.. you don’t have to be exactly a musician 🙂
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Hunter @ Financially Consumed says
Great post. Very true, there’s so much more to a full life than money alone.
Really great article with very interesting information. we often forget intangible things bring more happiness.