How much money is enough? Ask this of
most people, and they would likely say a million dollars.
Ask this of millionaires, however, and they would
probably still want more. I have a rough idea of how rich
I'd like to be, but the reality is that I probably won't
reach my magic figure. But that doesn't stop me from
working 12 hour days, running up bills and debts, and
having money problems many times during our relationship.
Money often seems like closet space; no
matter how much extra I get, I always seem to find ways
of using it to the limit, or beyond.
Until financial hardship hits me
however, I seldom think or how much money costs
our relationship. I spend more time at work, sacrificing
time together; I juggle bills, or stay at a job I dislike
because of my financial obligations, and come home in a
Maybe it would help me to remember the
phrase "less is more". The less I need money to
bring pleasure and happiness to my life, the more it
becomes my servant, instead of me being its slave.
Just for Today
How much of my happiness depends on
money, or things money can buy? Do I want my happiness
and our relationship to depend on something that can be
lost so easily?
Today I'll take time to slowly let go
of using money to "buy" peace of mind. If I can
be happy with plain things, and the essentials of life,
then I greatly improve my chances for present and future
If you make money your god, it will plague you like the
devil. - Henry Fielding
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