It always amazes me, how when money is involved – love and grace goes out the window. Money has caused family feuds, relationships to fall apart, friends to part ways, wars to be fought, and divided our world culture into the haves and have-nots.
Yes, we all need money so that we can have shelter, food, clothing and transportation, but the majority of people are not happy just having the basics met (and to be honest, I too, fall into this category.) We want things that are newer, shinier, bigger, etc. To this end we work hard, often sacrificing the things that truly matter.
We make decisions, not based on our happiness, well being, or love; but on fear, greed, self-centeredness, and ego. Imagine what our world would look like if we made all our financial decisions based on love and what is good, not just for ourselves, but others as well.
I believe, if we truly began looking at money as a way to serve and help others, rather than purely for self- satisfaction, we would not only help create a kinder more gracious world, but in the process we would find the peace of mind and happiness we say we really want.
Quote of the Week
“Top 15 Things Money Can’t Buy:
Time. Happiness. Inner Peace. Integrity. Love. Character. Manners. Health. Respect. Morals. Trust. Patience. Class. Common sense. Dignity.”
Roy T. Bennett