February 21: Thoughts for the Day

Everything is temporary.  The pain of a loss is temporary.  The joy of an accomplishment is temporary. Even the life we live is temporary. The value ascribed to us by others, and even by ourselves, based on the title or position we hold, is painfully temporary. Fortunately, that artificial value, that counterfeit social currency so integral to money and prestige, also is the least important.  It may seem important in the short-term, but reality sets in and sets  us straight. The real value is not the temporary stuff; it’s the people with whom we have relationships, the people we can count on, who define value.

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"Love not what you are but what you may become."― Miguel de Cervantes
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4 Responses to February 21: Thoughts for the Day

  1. Mosha says:

    Yes, Juan, hope Larry passes that recipe, he’s a good cook!

  2. Mosha says:

    Ahaha….funny, Larry!

  3. juan says:

    Larry, you know what’s not temporary: you owe me a recipe on sauerkraut! I’m ready for it now, Dude! I want to do this! I’m having Reuben sandwiches these days, wishing for some home-made sauerkraut!

    I agree, John — it’s temporary, but somehow, someway, it adds to us!

  4. Larry Zuckerman says:

    I am temporarily unable to comment.

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