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Just received an email from Mr. Laurent Dionisio of Pinoy Financial Planning about an article of Bro. Bo Sanchez for the Truly Rich Club. I would like to share it with you because it actually make sense. Enjoy and Be blessed by the article that you are about to read below.
How Do You Measure Your Wealth?
You Will Be Surprised…
I'm fully convinced…
Wealth isn't money.
Wealth isn't the cars you drive or the houses you own.
Wealth isn't your jewelry, the stocks, bonds, or cash in your bank.
I now believe that wealth is an emotion.
Wealth is an inner feeling.
More precisely, wealth is an outlook, an attitude, a belief.
And the most obvious measurement of wealth is gratitude.
I learned this lesson a long time ago…
Aling Doring's Point-Point
There was a time in my life when I had very little money.
Most days, I couldn't afford to eat in Jollibee.
So everyday, I went to this tiny corner store called Point-Point.
In Tagalog, Turo-Turo.
Instead of a chair, it had a rough wooden bench.
Instead of a table, it had a linoleum-covered plywood.
Instead of air-conditioning, it had this large sweaty lady named Aling Doring who, with a native abanico in her hand, fanned me and swatted the army of flies around me.
She also provided us great entertainment—telling us about Showbiz gossip from Inday Badiday. (Okay, now you know which century this took place.)
Point-Point sold me a bottomless soup, a cup of rice, a few strips of ampalaya, and 3 chunks of adobo—all for P10 only. That was a long time ago. When I was young and handsome. (Now, I'm just handsome.)
But every time I ate there, I felt so happy. I felt like a king. I felt so rich!
Imagine, I could eat! So many people—30% of the world—were starving.
So I enjoyed the yummy food. I enjoyed Aling Doring's banter. I enjoyed the jeepney drivers who ate with me--their smells, their burps, and their laughter. It was absolutely lovely. And I always thanked God for everything.
Today, I have a little bit more money. Most of my business lunches are now done in five-star hotels and restaurants. I've been upgraded.
But deep inside, nothing has changed. I still feel like a king. I still feel rich.
Oh yes, compared to my billionaire financial mentors, I own crumbs. But in my heart, I'm already a billionaire. (I hope you are too.)
Remember this powerful truth: Your Wealth equals your Gratitude. And your Gratitude equals your Wealth.
May your dreams come true,
Bro. Bo Sanchez
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