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The Way I See It
I never thought about getting rich. I think I always knew that wealth was not in my future. Although, I did date a wealthy man for a time. He talked marriage but I didn’t listen. When I told my mother she asked why I didn’t marry him and I said I liked him but didn’t love him. She rolled her eyes and said, “Marry him, love will come later.” I didn’t listen to her either.
Anyway, money has never been especially important to me. For many years I lived paycheck to paycheck and sometimes bought groceries with my credit card because the rent was due or had to choose between paying the telephone or utilities. But I always had a decent place to live and I never went hungry or had anything turned off for nonpayment. I will admit I was happy to see those days end and a savings account opened but I wasn’t rich then and am not rich now.
Though I am not rich monetarily, I am rich in friendships. There are people I love who love me. I know that if I need help I have only to ask and help is given. One time I was talking with a friend about aging and I told her that because I don’t have a close family I sometimes worry about what would happen if I got sick or had an accident and couldn’t care for myself. She seemed surprised and told me I have no reason to worry because she and a few other people would be there for me if I needed them. I almost cried. Money can’t buy that kind of love.
The way I see it…I am one of the richest people in the world!