Healthy Living

4 Items Money Can’t Buy

The best things in life can’t be bought, they don’t come with a price tag and they’re obtainable by anyone. It doesn’t matter what your financial situation is, the following items are in your reach. I promise.

4 Items Money Can’t Buy

Happiness

Being happy is a choice. Each of us can actively decide to be happy, regardless of what’s going on around us. In fact, being a happy person is less about what happens to you and more about what you think about what happens to you. It doesn’t have anything to do with your financial situation. The saying, “You can’t buy happiness” is true. Our attitude plays a significant role in our ability to achieve happiness. If you don’t feel as happy as you would like, figure out why. What would it really take to be happy? Don’t just talk about it, seek it. Find it.

It’s there for your taking, regardless of how much money you have.

Be willing to work a little bit and figure out what you can do to help yourself be happier.

Friendship

You don’t need to have a lot of money in your bank account to have wonderful friends.  If there are people in your life who don’t want to be your friend because they don’t like your financial situation, you don’t want to be friends with them anyway. Having friends will make your life feel richer and make life more meaningful. You want authentic friendships with real people who like and accept you for who you are. On the inside. A friend of mine was telling me about a group of people she used to hang out with. People who had more money than she did, “They thought they were better than me because they had more money than I had,” she said, “I finally realized they weren’t really my friends.”

If you’re hanging out with people who actually care how much money you have, find other friends.

Love

True love doesn’t have anything to do with bank accounts or dollar signs. Real relationships are based on the compatibility of the people in them, not what materialistic items someone can bring to the relationship. People fall in love because they enjoy being with one another, have common interests and feel a spark. It’s about chemistry and emotional belonging, not balance sheets and income statements. Anyone and everyone can find love. If you’ve loved and lost, be willing to get out there and try again. It might take time, but don’t give up believing in love.

Time

We all have the same twenty-four hours in a day. It doesn’t matter how much money you have, you can’t buy more time. How you spend your time and what you choose to do with the time you have is all on you. There’s a balance between working and playing, and you must figure it out for yourself. Intentionally spend your time on what’s important to you and on things you care about. Remember, time isn’t a renewable resource.

Once it’s gone, it’s gone, so make sure you spend your time wisely.

Regardless of what your bank account holds, anyone can have the above items. Remember, the best things in life can’t be bought and are absolutely in your reach. Go find them.

Find meaning each day,

Dara