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Issue 202 - Content Makes Poor Men Rich, Discontent Makes Rich Men Poor

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Wooden's Wisdom - Volume 4 Issue 202
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CONTENT MAKES POOR MEN RICH, DISCONTENT MAKES RICH MEN POOR

 
The Dalai Lama shared some great wisdom on this idea: Your level of unhappiness is the difference between what you think you need and what you have.
 
National Geographic Society Researcher Dan Buettner wrote about four locations where people have the longest life expectancy. They are scattered around the globe. All the locations had a regimen of good diet and exercise, where seniors are active and valued as members of their family and the community. Here are some of his comments regarding other things they had in common:
 
In Okinawa, Japan, you’ll find not only the highest life expectancy in the world, but also the highest health expectancy. Okinawans have a sense of purpose, a positive outlook on life and close social support groups called moais.
 
Sardinia, Italy has the world's highest documented percentage of people who have passed the century threshold. Sardinians walk a lot, but they also take time for leisure, and maintain a positive attitude and sense of humor about life.
 
In Loma Linda, California, men live 7.3 years longer than other California men and women live 4.4 years longer than other California women. They nurture emotional and spiritual health, value their family relationships, and prize volunteering.
 
In Nicoya, Costa Rica a man at age 60 has about twice the chance of reaching age 90 that a man living in the U.S. does. The Nicoya’s have a plan de vida or sense of purpose in life which encourages a lifestyle that is physically active, with plenty of time outdoors as well as time spent on family and spirituality.
 
Coach felt that the secret to a long life was peace of mind (contentment). He once commented:
 
Material possessions can't bring contentment, peace of mind, happiness or true success. Don't compare yourself to somebody else, especially materially.
 

Yours in Coaching,
 
 
Craig Impelman
 
 
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Roofs (For Amelia Josephine Burr)

 

The road is wide and the stars are out
And the breath of the night is sweet,
And this is the time when wanderlust should seize upon my feet.
But I'm glad to turn from the open road and the starlight on my face,
And to leave the splendour of out-of-doors for a human dwelling place.

I never have seen a vagabond who really liked to roam
All up and down the streets of the world and not to have a home:
The tramp who slept in your barn last night and left at break of day
Will wander only until he finds another place to stay.

A gypsy-man will sleep in his cart with canvas overhead;
Or else he'll go into his tent when it is time for bed.
He'll sit on the grass and take his ease so long as the sun is high,
But when it is dark he wants a roof to keep away the sky.

If you call a gypsy a vagabond, I think you do him wrong,
For he never goes a-travelling but he takes his home along.
And the only reason a road is good, as every wanderer knows,
Is just because of the homes, the homes, the homes to which it goes.

They say that life is a highway and its milestones are the years,
And now and then there's a toll-gate where you buy your way with tears.
It's a rough road and a steep road and it stretches broad and far,
But at last it leads to a golden Town where golden Houses are



Joyce Kilmer 

 

 

 

 

 

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