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The Values That Economics Cannot Measure

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Posted By: Zarin, 9/7/2019 7:56:11 PM

Divorced, excommunicated, 25 years old with three children, my mom never felt sorry for herself. She told me time and again during my boyhood that we should appreciate everything we had. Take nothing for granted. Three weeks of Air Force survival training in the rainy mountains of Colorado taught me how easily I had taken the simple comfort of a dry, warm bed for granted. Watching my infant son turn blue, with nary a breath or a heartbeat, taught me how quickly I had taken him for granted (he survived). We take things for granted all the time, don’t we?

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"... wealth is the way you live. The way you conduct yourself. The way your speak. The way you look at things. This is all wealth. Wealth is not all just riches, it's all in you." Marjorie Thomas, Chinle, AZ

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Aud 9/7/2019 9:59:05 PM (No. 174278)
“...excommunicated...” ? Tim should read http://canonlawmadeeasy.com/2015/11/12/divorce-remarriage-and-excommunication/
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Posted by Zarin 9/7/2019 7:56:11 PM Post Reply
Divorced, excommunicated, 25 years old with three children, my mom never felt sorry for herself. She told me time and again during my boyhood that we should appreciate everything we had. Take nothing for granted. Three weeks of Air Force survival training in the rainy mountains of Colorado taught me how easily I had taken the simple comfort of a dry, warm bed for granted. Watching my infant son turn blue, with nary a breath or a heartbeat, taught me how quickly I had taken him for granted (he survived). We take things for granted all the time, don’t we?
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