Last night the inner child came out to play. I was thinking about that seemingly ridiculous saying “if you don’t have your health, you don’t have anything”. Of course it doesn’t sound so ridiculous when you’re suffering from an illness and you think “if I had a million dollars right now I’d still be miserable and wouldn’t be able to enjoy it.” So, in a sense, the saying is somewhat valid. Let’s just say it’s one of the prerequisites for everything else.
Still, the kid wanted to play. And so I tried to post something to my Facebook page which was too long, so I had to truncate it. The following is what I wanted to post. Abe replied with an addition, and then I added some more. Feel free to add your own.
You have everything, if you have your health.
And $15 million dollars.
And a beautiful spouse. With a big house.
And a wine cellar.
And a speed boat.
No, a schooner.
Wait. No. A luxury yacht.
That’s it. If you have these things, then you have everything.
Wait. No. A rocking bod. If you have these things, and a six-pack, then you have–
And an infinity pool. Behind the big house.
Big houses. An infinity pool behind all six…sixteen of your big houses, which are all around the world.
That’s it. If you have all these things, and your health, then you have…..
And an island. If you have all these things, and an island where you can paraglide.
Then you have everything.
(And maybe some grapes, fed to you by your beautiful spouse)
…..wait…I’m not finished….
And a mountain named after you…
…with a castle on it
…that you live in
…when you feel like it
…and the castle has a winding staircase….
….and a fireman pole that you can slide down when you don’t feel like walking…..
….and there’s a pride of lion cubs, for playing with, and for taking care of the rats…..
…and a freshwater moat all around that doubles as yet another swimming area….and trees with lights that shine down, with built in speakers that plays the best music……
….and this is all located in a place down south where there’s never any winter……
..then you have everything