We all know that “Money can’t buy happiness.” But aren't wealthier people happier? Some of the best things in life aren't free. You know that to wake up in a extravagant room of a luxury resort will definitely make you happy. How can you get there? You need money to check in. We feel happy when we’re on the latest fashion trend. We dream to travel the world and experience different cultures. We want gadgets, adventures, our dream house. All these can be possible through money and positivism. Study shows that positive people are more likely to succeed. Being pessimistic won’t get you somewhere. We need to work for money, earn it with positive attitude. However, it’s also true that the arms of your love can be the happiest place on earth, not Disneyland. But how can it be for people who are in long distance relationships? They need money to travel. Apparently it depends on how people make choices for themselves. People think differently. Money controls us in many ways. We just have to use how much money we make with what can really make us happy.
I’ve been reading the “Happiness Project” book since I received it as a Christmas gift last year. I started reading it on Christmas vacation and I finally got to the end page last week! I'm gonna share to you guys how much I've enjoyed reading the book. It’s about how she find ways to be happier every month. Her month of July is about managing money. How it can contribute to our happiness. Here’s an excerpt:
When I was thinking hard about the relationship between money and happiness, I struck up a conversation with a fellow guest at a bridal shower. I told her that I was trying to figure out ways to “Buy some happiness.” She became quite indignant at my suggestion. “That so wrong!” she said. “Money can’t buy happiness!”
“You don’t think so?”
“I’m the perfect example. I don’t make much money. A few years back, I took my savings and bought a horse. My mother and everyone told me I was crazy. But that horse makes me incredibly happy—even though I end up spending all my extra money on him.”
“But,” I said, confused, “money did make you happy. It makes you so happy to have a horse.”
“But I don’t have any money, I spent it all.”
“Right, because you used it to buy a horse.”
Food tripping is one of my favorite things to do when I have the money and free time. I've been earning more lately since I’ve been working overtimes and it’s nice to spend for eating! I make sure I have budget for dining out. I never regret spending if it'll make my tummy full and happy! A small serving of sundae may cost unreasonable price but I think every newbie restaurant is worth a try. Every now and then, I call a friend to grab a mouth watering dish and yummy desserts with me!
In reality, we need the help of money! Just don't let it be your master. It's a bad bad master. Love still is the main reason to be happy. So how are you spending for your happiness? Share! I'll be glad to know. =)
Happy Sunday everyone, have a blessed one!