TaraCrooksUSAA's avatarTaraCrooksUSAAMoney Matters Blog | ‎02-14-2014 01:04 PM

Money Can’t Buy Me

shutterstock_106220297.jpgI don’t care too much for money, and money can’t buy me love.
Can’t buy me love, love. Can’t buy me love. - The Beatles

 

You know you sang it. Come on, admit it.

 

There are so many times in my life that I think that if we just had more money, we’d be happier. If we had more money, we wouldn’t worry about retirement. If we had more money, we would pay cash for college. If we had more money, we would pay off all of our debt. If we had more money, we would buy our dream home. If we had more money, we would go on more vacations.

 

I bet you’ve said that or felt that way before in your life, haven’t you? The truth is though that happiness has absolutely nothing to do with money. I believe we have a choice. Every day when we wake we can choose to be happy or not.

 

We tend to forget that happiness doesn’t come as a result of getting something we don’t have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have. - Frederick Keonig

 

In an effort to encourage the discovery of happiness, and with inspiration from Frank Sonnenberg, I have chosen to do a mental exercise in appreciation of things that money cannot buy.

 

Money Can’t Buy Me…

 

  1. Health
  2. Morals
  3. Respect
  4. Family
  5. Friends
  6. Purpose
  7. Integrity
  8. Common Sense 
  9. Perspective
  10. Wisdom
  11. Motivation
  12. Drive
  13. Talent
  14. Manners
  15. Love of my husband
  16. Love of my children
  17. Confidence
  18. Time
  19. Joy
  20. Memories
  21. Faith
  22. Trust
  23. A Sense of Humor
  24. Truth
  25. A Nap

 

You aren’t wealthy until you have something money cannot buy. – Garth Brooks