MONEY (Day 20: The July “I Believe…” Challenge)

by Dani Fake Webb on July 20, 2010

Today’s Category: Money

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Money. Money. Money. (It’s a rich man’s world…)

Sorry. Went a little ABBA on you there. But, money. Don’t you wish you just had a ton of it? Doesn’t it seem like life would be so much easier if you just had more money? Don’t the wealthy seem so much happier?

And then there is the opinion that “money can’t buy you happiness.”

I believe both sentiments are true. Money can make things easier, but it won’t bring you happiness.

I admit that I wish I had more money. I do believe that some things would indeed be easier if I had more money. I know I’d feel more freedom if my student loans and house were paid off.

But here is what else I believe about money: since you don’t have more of it than you do, it is a waste of a precious “happiness opportunity” to constantly worry about it, wonder how you will get more, or feel a lack in life because it’s not there. Instead,

  • Live your life as if you are OK in each moment (because you are).
  • Consider adding gratitude to your bill-paying routine (thank goodness this check buys me heat and lights!).
  • Wallow in the riches you have in your life (the skirt you love, the relationships you’ve built, the bed you relax into every night).
  • Be hopeful about the possibility to live a life you love – a possibility that exists every day, with or without money.

Bottom line for me is this: I want more money. No doubt. And I am keenly aware I will still be the same person with or without money. So money cannot be my linchpin in life. Let me lead with love and with purpose. And let money follow as it may.

Until next time, may you love your life today.

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Annie Wolfe July 23, 2010 at 12:05 am

I believe money changes everything.
I believe money will always carry with it some type of burden.
I believe money has the potential to alleviate burden.
I both love money and hate it.
I neither want to live with money, or without it.
I believe money is very powerful.

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