In many cases researching your ancestry are discoveries of how much their journeys created this wonderful life we all experience in North America. Although I did discover my ancestors built and created so much of what I enjoy today through back-breaking work and plowing through extreme set-backs and hardships. But that wasn’t the most important thing I discovered.
Our farm, in the distant past, is no more. It was lost to encroaching government control, taxes and the burdens of modern society. I have no monetary inheritance or anything to show for my ancestor’s hard work. Some might be bitter and resentful but I can’t be, because it is of no importance to me. I was taught better. I am an individual and can make my own path.
By researching and recalling wonderful times, those times too numerous to list, I discovered the most important things in life – those priceless moments – are and should truly be counted in your family and friends. Nothing else is so important.
My family and friends will always ensure I am happy.
I am truly the richest person on earth.