It is defined by Wikipedia as; “A state of flourishing, thriving that encompasses wealth but includes other factors which are independent of wealth such as happiness, health, friends, purpose.” Prosperity is a way of thinking. There are many who have great material wealth but are poor in thought.  One who has much but is not grateful lives in poverty.  One who has many possessions but contributes little is poor.  May it be said that those who are prosperous are those who understand these truths. ~Sherry Petro-Surdel