The ability to take a deep breath, move our limbs, taste, touch, speak, think – these are simple infinitely precious gifts that we often take for granted. Sometimes, instead of savoring these gifts, we spend time fearing we might lose them.

The more we have, the more we risk losing. Wealth and success thus often come prepackaged with fear.

Wealth provides access to sensory pleasures but has a way of eroding emotional pleasures by taking our attention away from noticing the simple little daily gifts life gives to us. We bypass noticing the love flowing toward us in this state.

No matter your material success, realize that the greatest joy is in the littlest things, remaining present for which is the key to lasting happiness.