Monday, June 24, 2013

Happiness Challenge: The Haves and the Have Nots

This is the quote for this week's happiness challenge. There's a quote that I saw one day on Pinterest that says "someone is happier with less than what you have".
For some reason I can't find the source of this quote, but I absolutely love it.
There have been many times in my life when I have seen people with things I don't have, and yet they are still unhappy.
They may look at me and think the same thing, who knows?
I've seen people who seemingly have gotten whatever they ask for as far as material things in the world, they run themselves into debt to own the nicest cars, houses, clothing, smart phones, even expensive beauty upkeep like haircuts and manicures.
And yet they are overly stressed when paying their monthly bills due to the cost of all that materialist lifestyle.
I love saving money, nothing makes me happier than NOT spending money.
I've seen others who are blessed with many children, who complain about them, but wouldn't give one up if one were to ask to adopt or take one off their hands...
I've seen children who are picky eaters, whose mothers fix 6 different meals to appease 6 different sets of taste buds, to still be told it's too cold, too hot, or not good.
I've seen women starve themselves for a perfect body, or ruin their hearts and minds by overindulging in deliciously rich foods.
All because we want, we need more, we can never have enough of what we want, we want, we want!
I love this thought for reminding us all to make due with what we have.
To give back, to teach and serve others, be responsible, be respectful, to know the value of the new and old things we own, and use our talents and resources for good. 


J. said...

Eight years in Africa gave me a new perspective, but all too often I forget it. Thanks for the reminder.

Lisa at Pebbles and Piggytails said...

Thank you for this wonderful reminder. It's so easy to get caught up in the have nots and then we forget the haves!