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It's not about money

March 22nd, 2007 at 01:59 am

A friend of mine lost her husband a few days ago to a sudden heart attack...he would have turned 62 in another week or so....and retirment was quickly approaching. The two of them have been working and saving for that magical time called 'retirement' for so long ....Oh, they were so close.

Retirement...a destination...not the journey. Ive known several couples that were in arms reach to the goal when this has happened...( my in-laws for example...MIL died at 60...just a little over a year from retirement and all the anticipated 'fun' times they were going to have)

I have read recently important posts about wills...and insurance and planning for these unexpected deaths...

But my message today is simply to enjoy the journey...whether you are working, staying at home, going to school...whatever. Enjoy life in whatever life-stage you are in....there are no guarantees of a tomorrow....and when the time comes, it will not have been about the money...or the bank account....or the 'stuff'.

5 Responses to “It's not about money”

  1. Amber Says:

    OMG I am sorry to hear that, you are right we have to enjoy life while we are here. I lost my SIL 2 years ago two days before X-mas

  2. yummy64 Says:

    I'm so sorry to hear about the death of your friends husband. A very sad reminder of our own mortality.

    I so agree that we have to enjoy our journey. In my opinion money and financial security is a tool that we use to make our life more enjoyable. To me at least it is not the objective but what gets me to my objective - a good life!

  3. fairy74 Says:

    That is so sad, and I totally agree with your message. Do things you enjoy right now with the ones you love, that way if tomorrow doesn't come, you've enjoyed the most out of life!

  4. Ima saver Says:

    Very true, that is why I am so glad I have enjoyed my life every day I have lived it.

  5. jodi Says:

    So sorry to hear about your loss. Yours is a good message to share.

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