Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead. The consciousness of loving and being loved brings a warmth and richness to life that nothing else can bring. - Oscar Wilde
I like hugs, handshakes and smiles. In fact, I collect them.
Family, friends and sometimes total strangers stop by to review my collection.
Many visitors will ask me how I came to have such a large inventory of these priceless gems.
I tell them that my ability to spot these treasures in their natural environment and acquire them for my collection has always been easy for me. Apparently it was a gift given to me at birth.
Word of this collection has spread like wildfire. It’s gone viral. Sotheby’s will probably be contacting me for the exclusive rights to auction the entire contents.
Perhaps Warren Buffett and Bill Gates will request a private viewing.
I know, I know. You’re probably saying, “Has this guy totally lost it?”
And you already know my secret.
Amassing a fortune in hugs, handshakes and smiles is the easiest thing to do.
The more of them to get, the more of them to give!
The consciousness of loving and being loved brings a warmth and richness to life that nothing else can bring.
Be aware of the opportunities you have to smile, shake a hand or give a hug.
And, you will add significantly to your own collection of these precious gems.
How will you share your gifts of authenticity and abundance?
Let me know what you think in the comments.
John Morlan is a partner at Authentic Abundance.
Flickr Photo – Leland