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In Book, Communication, Movies, Networking, News, Self Improvement on August 12, 2013 at 8:50 am

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Letter On a recent trip to New York City, I had the pleasure of seeing the Broadway play The Trip to Bountiful. While the show was amazing, the real treat for me was meeting its star, the incomparable Miss Cicely Tyson, who brought the house down with a performance that earned her, at age 79, her first Tony award. As I waited after the curtain went down to be ushered backstage, it occurred to me that I was about to have the once-in-a-lifetime experience of meeting a living legend whom I have admired for as long as I can remember. And in that moment, nothing else mattered. I felt happy and full of life. Which is my definition of wealth.

Ebony Mag_QuoteSure, our annual Black Wealth issue is packed with important financial advice that will enable you to get on the right path toward financial freedom and security. and in this issue, EBONY launches our 12-month Black Wealth Challenge, where each month, we will be offering you tips, tools and a specific plan to guide you toward your financial goals. The ultimate prize, however shouldn’t be to have the biggest house and drive the fanciest car.

True wealth isn’t about the stuff you collect; it’s about your ability to enjoy the wonderful experiences that life has to offer. Some of those experiences may require more resources than others. Sending your child off to college is an experience that will require significant funds. Taking a long walk at sunset with someone who loves you will not. And take it from me: Your feeling of personal contentment won’t increase relative to the number of red-bottomed shoes in your closet. But if you wear any pair of shoes to a restaurant to meet good friends for a night of great conversation, that’s priceless.

While some important experiences wil require saving up, fortunately, so many of the most meaningful experiences you can have cost little or no money. Here are five ideas that will help you create a rich and layered life:  EbonyMag_Quote2

We hope you will join our EBONY Wealth Building Challenge, but also keep in mind all the components of living a rich life. Email me or hit me up on Twitter to let me know what experiences make your life feel more full.

–Amy DuBois Barnett
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[Reference source: Ebony Magazine August 2013]

Cicely Tyson is still very much in play
at the tender age of 1 + 78.

One can only hope and one can only pray
to be comparable to her success in their wisest day.

She has conquered many fortified tasks, having been born in 1933.
And was a prime source of art inspiration to a much younger Qui.

My heart does love all that she has contributed to the EBONY me and you.
I’m Qui
Still mesmerized by her work in Miss Jane Pittman too. Ooo!

Today is all about Cicely Tyson – may she know how much she’s seriously affected us.
From the streams of Maine, to the New York Plains, to the plateaus of the red state Texas.
May the ripples of progress connect us.