If I gave you $100 would you keep it forever. Would you pass it down to you children as a keepsake? Of course not. Then why do we pray or hope for money. Sure it provides us a means to get what we want, but it isn’t what we want. Why should we ask for something that we don’t want? Some people reading this may think, “I do want more money.” Actually, that’s a programmed thought. Money is the “middle man” to our wants and needs. It’s the road to obtaining material things. We don’t go around wishing for more roads. Our thoughts and our focus should be on what we want.
Now that we have our focus on why we want that product or service, we should ask ourselves Is it a need or a want? Is this something that we have wanted for a while or did we just see it and thought “OMG I HAVE TO HAVE IT.” That’s me in a hardware store. When shopping, we should never deviate too far from the list. We do make shopping lists right? If not, make one. One or two added items should be fine, but more than that and our planned budget is blown. Know what you are getting and know why you are buying it. Never buy anything unplanned. Spontaneous purchases will lead to buyer’s regret more times than not. If a product is worth having, it will be around for a while. Limited time offers are an old gimmick. Don’t be suckered in.
Money may not buy happiness, but it does control it. Our society runs off of money. In order to be a part of society we need money in order to get what we want. Remember money is not what we want. It is only a means of obtaining our wants. If we want to be happy, we need to be thrifty. There is nothing wrong with being thrifty or frugal. Money and happiness comes down to living within your budget. Beware of wanting more. We always want more. Want is a bottomless pit that can never be filled. You will always want more. Learn to want what you can afford. If we cannot be happy with what we have, we should learn to be happy with less. Times are not tough. People are vexed by where they are and where they want to be. This is why it’s important to learn to be happy. When I learnt that everything will always work out, my life got a lot simpler. I did not set around worrying about how things were going to work out. I stopped fretting over thing I could not control. I got happier.
Learn to be happy. Happiness is not a destination or a thing. It’s a state of being. We choose to be happy. It is just that simple. We should never compromise our happiness with excuses. We deserve to be happy.
Thanks for taking the time to read, and may we always learn the value of happiness.