Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Salud, Dinero, Amor

In Colombia whenever someone sneezes, another will say, salud or health.

If you sneeze a second time, they will say, dinero or money.

The third time you sneeze, they say, amor or love.

Salud is having good health—a strong and able body and absence of sickness.

Dinero is having the means to provide for oneself—not necessarily lavish but comfortable.

And amor is what it’s really all about—having those who you care deeply for no matter what.

This Thanksgiving I am going to be thankful for these three things.

Salud, dinero, amor.

The only three things I’ll ever really need.


  1. Que pasa gringito alto! I just wanted to say I like this post, it's a very truthful statement, and something more people in America need to understand. I enjoy following your blog. I wrote a blog post about Black Friday, which is a disgusting concept that occurs in the US that causes people to forget about he values you have discussed, and worship materialistic garbage. check it out, i think you would like it:


  2. Being myself a colombian, who can sneeze up to 12 times in a row. It is really funny when people say that..