Hubby got his motorbike 14 years ago as the company’s payment for his unpaid vacation leaves. At first, I was hesitant to have that motorbike at home because I don’t want my hubby to drive it to work. He passes Commonwealth Avenue every day. And you know that Commonwealth Avenue is accident-prone, especially for motorbike riders traversing the stretch.
For a while, I let hubby drive the vehicle. But on his own, he decided not to bring the motorbike because he thought it’s more convenient to ride a bus or take a UV express taxi. Imagine he can sleep or relax while traveling. We use our motorbike to the market and run errands.
Hubby opted to drive the motorbike to the pickup point where the company service car waits for him and his co-workers. By doing that three times a week, hubby can save his tricycle fare.
Hubby follows the same work routine since he is working from home the rest of the week anyway.
Our more than a decade-old motorbike has been a great help to our family. Since its procurement, it doesn’t cause headaches. It only requires regular maintenance such as change oil, battery replacement, and flat tire using motorcycle lifts. Hubby doesn’t need to search for Best Buy Auto Equipment because the genuine parts of the motorcycle are still in good condition.
Because none of us have many years to live, and we can’t take along anything when we go, so we don’t have to be too thrifty.
Spend the money that should be spent, enjoy what should be enjoyed, donate what you are able to donate.
DON’T WORRY about what will happen after we are gone, because when we return to dust, we will feel nothing about praises or criticisms. The time to enjoy the worldly life and your hard earned wealth will be over!
DON’T WORRY too much about your children, for children will have their own destiny and should find their own way. Care for them, love them, give them gifts but also enjoy your money or what is left of it, while you can. Life should have more to it than working from the cradle to the grave!!
50-year olds, don’t trade in – your health for wealth, by working yourself to an early grave anymore. Because your money may not be able to buy your health.
When to stop making money, and how much is enough? (A HUNDRED thousand, One million, ten million, One billion?)
Out of thousand hectares of good farm land, you can consume only three quarts (of rice) daily; out of a thousand mansions, you only need eight square meters of space to rest at night.
So, as long as you have enough food and enough money to spend, that is good enough. You should live happily. Every family has its own problems.
Just DO NOT COMPARE with others for fame and social status and see whose children are doing better etc., but challenge others for happiness, health, enjoyment, quality of life and longevity.
DON’T WORRY about things that you can’t change because it doesn’t help and it may spoil your health.
You have to create your own well-being and find your own place of happiness. As long as you are in good mood and good health, think about happy things, do happy things daily and have fun in doing, then you will pass your time happily every day.
One day passes WITHOUT happiness, you will lose one day. One day passes WITH happiness and then you gain one day.
In good spirit, sickness will cure; In a happy spirit, sickness will cure faster; in high and happy spirits, sickness will never come.
With good mood, suitable amount of exercise, always in the sun, variety of foods, reasonable amount of vitamin and mineral intake, hopefully you will live another 20 or 30 years of healthy life of pleasure.
ABOVE ALL – Learn to cherish the goodness around… like your spouse and FRIENDS……….. They all make you feel young and “wanted”… without them you are surely to feel lost !!
Wishing you all the best for the years to come.
Please share this with all your friends who are 50 plus and those who will be 50 plus after some time and also with your children.
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