Too often we easily get caught up in the insignificant, little things. We all do it from time to time. It’s in our nature to continuously want for more in life. Our house isn’t big enough, our car isn’t nice enough, our shoes and clothing isn’t up to date with what others are wearing, etc, etc. The list goes on. Stop for a second though and think about it. Think about what you have…and be thankful.
It is not a bad thing to strive to be better if it means you are becoming a better person. However, if it is for material reasons, reasons that look good on paper, then maybe give it a second thought. What’s wrong with your house or your car? Does it not provide a home for you and your family? Does your car not get you to where you need to go?
It’s not our fault. We have grown up in a society that teaches us to want more, that bigger is better, and that money buys us nice things and makes us happy. We fantasize about the lives of the rich and famous and feel we are failing if we do not have one of these so-called “indicators” that we are doing well in life.
Money does not buy happiness. Happiness is solely found within yourself. You decide if you want to be happy. If you constantly romanticize the lives of others, you’ll always want more. You’ll never find happiness.
Take a look at what you have in your life. Consider your home, your family, your friends, your health, the clothes you are wearing, your pets, everything. Be thankful.
There are people all around the world right now who are romanticizing your life.