This quote arrived to my desktop today via my Google home page "No matter how rich you become, how famous or powerful, when you die the size of your funeral will still pretty much depend on the weather." - Michael Pritchard.
At first I got a little chuckle from the quote and then it made think that we often give to much importance to our status and what we have. We tend to spend a great deal of time and effort pursuing "The Dream" The Dream is usually filled with accomplishments, money, material possessions, and some measure of fame. Many of us fall into the trap of believing that the more we have the more successful we are and the more successful we are the more important we are. We often push, rush, and hurry to get on top. We tend to forget the other things in life that are important. I know, I have done all these things. I am trying to concentrate on what really matters at this point in my life.
I do think it is important to have things. I think it is important to be successful. However, it is not important to have these things at all cost. I think the most important thing is to pay attention to how we treat other people. I find that truly being successful is helping others to become successful. The more you help others the more you seem to prosper. The other things will come in time.