DOES MONEY BUY HAPPINESS?
BY GLORIA FAYE BROWN BATES aka GRANNY GEE
I have been thinking of things that make me happy, all of us happy. One of them is money.... money does make a difference in one's life. Lately I've heard so many people talking about wishing they just had money enough to afford gas to go to work, and do the necessary things they need to do. It's becoming harder for them as the price of gas rises.
I know that money feels good to have ... it buys things we need, desire. It gives us security, who doesn't want that? I've heard that money can't buy everything... money doesn't buy happiness... you can't buy love with money.
I would like to say that I think money can buy alot of things that people need, desire... it can contribute to happiness and mean the world to people who don't have anything. It makes life easier and less painful when we have money.... and better when we also, use it to help others.
I've listened to people all my life say that 'money can't buy happiness'... but, it really can. It can afford things for people who don't have anything and not only will it bring happiness and gratitude... it makes the whole difference in their lives. It makes us happy that we can pay our bills, if we have some saved... it makes us happy because we feel alittle more secure.
Having said these things.... I'm sure there are still people who would think money can't possibly buy happiness. I would be interested in what others think. Would money buy you happiness.... somehow, in some way?
It seems like we don't have the money we once had, it seems money doesn't go as far as it once did. It seems like the time has come that we all face after long periods of time.... time to replace many things. Things that don't really cost alot... but, if all were bought at one time... it would cost alot.
Also, there are things one wants, desires to make life more fun, exciting. Yes, I'm inclined to still think money does buy happiness... in a good way. I know in our life we have alot of 'little' things that we want to begin replacing, fixing.... things we would like to have, things we have done without, we'd like to have. Do you find that so in your life?
It feels good not to want for something, I haven't forgotten that feeling. I wish to have it again. I wouldn't be selfish... I would wish for a huge sum of money... I would make a difference in alot of lives, including ours.
Yes, I think money does buy happiness.... I would love to have lots and lots of money to 'buy happiness' in the .... nicest of ways and spread it all around. I wouldn't be the only one happy!
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