How many times have we heard stories about famous people who seemed to have everything going for them, yet whose lives spun totally out of control -- sometimes even driving them to suicide?
A person can easily spend years striving for success for all the wrong reasons. When I was in my twenties the driving force behind my desire to be a guitarist was the need to draw attention to myself. I believed that attention would lead to love and that would lead to happiness.
It was a totally flawed plan, yet so many people live their lives using just that blueprint.
They work and work so that they will be loved, yet they have no time for love! If you achieve great wealth at the expense of your health, what do you have?
If you acquire power and fame, yet you never see your children, what do you have?
If your career becomes more important than your wife or husband, what do you have?
Wouldn't you rather be broke and have a house full of love than have lots of money and no love?
A house without love has no foundation. It's just a matter of time until the wind begins to blow and it all comes crashing down.
If you fill your heart with love for others, that love becomes the foundation you build on, and it's a foundation of solid rock.
but to love for the sake of loving is angelic.
Source/Submitted by: Alphonse De Lamartine
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