To live a successful life

one does not require 

money, fame, power, prestige

or status symbols…

it’s a matter of 

being true to your own beliefs and and principles,

doing your best,

even in the smallest things,

and never taken for granted

the simple joys in life-

such a laughter, a perfect day,

or a loyal friend.

For all the money in the world 

cannot buy self-esteem, character,

contentment, love or happiness-

and these are the very things

that make life

worth living.