I went on a trip to Las Vegas recently. Being surrounded by lights, the sound of money gobbled up by slot machines, and the smell of greed temporarily seduced me into the land where money = happiness. Have you fallen for it before? It’s the hope that money can solve all your problems. It’s the belief that lack can be equated with unhappiness or low self-worth. It’s the same erroneous thought that the perfect body or diet can bring us a better life. We buy into the images sold to us by magazines, TV and movie screens. How can we not? We’re immersed in them.
These posts this week remind me of something my friends and I discovered after countless conversations on wealth and happiness. We realized that our happiest memories were not free of financial worries. In fact, we all had fond memories of our (financially) poor moments. For me, it was renting an apartment with cracked windows, a monstrous heater, a blanket as a couch and an air bed to lay on at night. Maybe it’s only in retrospect that we can fully appreciate these moments. Or maybe like our posts below, it’s a good reminder that we don’t need a lot to be happy.
If you’re going through a challenging time right now, take heart. This week you’ll learn how to use the power of positivity to help you get through your most difficult moments and be happy even when you think there’s nothing in your life to be happy about.
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