You have probably heard of a man called Steve Jobs. He was the co-founder of the computer business Apple.
Steve Jobs was also a writer and today I read the last essay that he wrote as he lay dying. It contained a lot of wisdom.
“I reached the pinnacle of success in the business world, ” he said. “In some peoples eyes, my life is the epitome of success but at this moment lying on my bed recording my life I realise that all the recognition, and wealth, that I took so much pride in, have paled and become meaningless in the face of my death.”
You can employ someone to drive your car for you, to make money for you but you can not have someone bear your sickness for you.
Material things lost can be found. But there is one thing that can never be found when it is lost — Life.
Whichever stage in life we are at right now, with time, we will face the day when the curtain comes down.
Treasure love for your family love for your spouse, love for your friends.
Treat yourself well. Cherish others.”
Despite the best and the most expensive medical care, a lung transplant, the skill of the worlds best doctors Steve Jobs died in the days after he wrote his last essay.
When I put it down, I felt humbled. Inspired. Energised. I had been complaining about a few minor ills when what I should have been doing was celebrating the greatest gift of all,
True happiness does not come from material things. When you have mates and old friends, brothers or sisters who you can chat and talk with, that is true happiness.
The six best doctors in the world are, sunlight, rest, exercise, diet, self-confidence, and friends. Make these things the foundation of your life and everything else will fall into place.
Spend time doing what you love, and with the people that add value to your life
Have a good week. Thanks for reading.