A Beautiful Poem By Pat Fleming – Captures What is Really Important In Life

Financial Freedom is About Focusing On The Things That Are Truly Important In Life

One of the biggest benefits of securing financial freedom is it allows and demands that you get your priorities in order. In our debt ridden stressed out society it is so easy to lose site of the things that really matter to you. The pursuit of the next promotion, the next fancy car, house, pair of shoes, purse or whatever material thing that gives you the next fix is never ending. It doesn’t stop until you fully realize that shiny new toy can’t possibly bring you lasting happiness or internal joy. And the older and wiser you become the more you realize the true meaning of the hedonistic treadmill so many live on day to day. It’s endless and fruitless. Here’s A clip of the poem that captures it perfectly!

The True Meaning Of Life

Published: July 2017

The Years have passed by,
In the blink of an eye,
Moments of sadness,
And joy have flown by.

People I loved,
Have come and have gone,
But the world never stopped,
And we all carried on.

Life wasn’t easy,
And the struggles were there,
Filled with times that it mattered,
Times I just didn’t care.

I stood on my own,
And I still found my way,
Through some nights filled with tears,
And the dawn of new days.

And now with old age,
It’s become very clear,
Things I once found important,
Were not why I was here.

And how many things,
That I managed to buy,
Were never what made me,
Feel better inside.

And the worries and fears,
That plagued me each day,
In the end of it all,
Would just fade away.

But how much I reached out,
To others when needed,
Would be the true measure,
Of how I succeeded.

And how much I shared,
Of my soul and my heart,
Would ultimately be,
What set me apart.

And what’s really important,
Is my opinion of me,
And whether or not,
I’m the best I can be.

And how much more kindness,
And love I can show,
Before the Lord tells me,
It’s my time to go.

Source: https://www.familyfriendpoems.com/poem/the-true-meaning-of-life