I was browsing books in my local library. I was scanning through a book called “The Ten Roads to Riches” by Ken Fisher. He recommended reading the book ” The Ultimate Gift” by Jim Stovall. I tried to see if that book was available but it was not. So, I came back home with other books and browsed the internet to see what this book was about. There was some really good material about how the book touches on important life lessons such as the power of love, family, friendship, laughter and even problems. So although I have not read the book myself, I want to share these lessons which are truly gifts.
THE GIFT OF WORK
He who loves his work never labours.
THE GIFT OF MONEY
Money is nothing more than a tool. It can be a force for good, a force for evil, or simply be idle.
THE GIFT OF FRIENDS
It is a wealthy person, indeed, who calculates riches not in gold but in friends.
THE GIFT OF LEARNING
Education is a lifelong journey whose destination expands as you travel.
THE GIFT OF PROBLEMS
Problems can only be avoided by exercising good judgment. Only by experiencing life’s problems good judgment can only be gained.
THE GIFT OF FAMILY
Some people are born into wonderful families. Others have to find or create them. Being a member of a family is a priceless privilege which costs nothing but love.
THE GIFT OF LAUGHTER
Laughter is good medicine for the soul. Our world is desperately in need of more such medicine.
THE GIFT OF DREAMS
Faith is all that dreamers need to see into the future.
THE GIFT OF GIVING
The only way you can truly get more out of life for yourself is to give part of yourself away.
THE GIFT OF GRATITUDE
In those times when we yearn to have more in our lives, we should dwell on the things we already have. In doing so, we will often find that our lives are already full to overflowing.
THE GIFT OF A DAY
Life at its essence boils down to one day at a time. Today is the day!
THE GIFT OF LOVE
Love is a treasure for which we can never pay. The only way to keep it is to give it away.
THE ULTIMATE GIFT
Life lived to its fullest is its own ultimate gift.
I have kept these lessons short and sweet. It is important to meditate and reflect on these gifts one at a time slowly. Then we will realise the simplicity of life which we make too complicated. The reason is usually because we are thinking about ourselves and not others, about money as an end in itself rather than a tool. You can find more about using these gifts through this small guidebook.