What Money Can Buy? Inspirational Thoughts about Money and Life
Money of Us
I am not a person with pretty money. I have a dream that someday I become a rich person. But how could ordinary people like me will be a rich person someday? Nobody knows. Life is changing every day. We are getting old and wrinkle. Somebody is rich today, but he might be poor tomorrow. I just make a wish I became a rich, old, and wise in the next day. Do I put my expectation so high? I just thought that have enough money make me feel happy. But the question is “How much money somebody should have to make him happy?”
Poverty can turn a good person became bad; romantic husband became violence person; a good boy became criminal. Luxury of life, consumerist of modern lifestyle, jealousy and envy about average life, makes human tried to commercializing everything. To be or not to be (rich)! Modest life is not our lifestyle today, but lavish one. There is no enough money to all of us. “Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s need, but not every man’s greed” Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948) ever said.
Poverty of Us: One Dollar a Day
What is poverty anyway? World Bank said that poverty is people who living below international poverty line of $1.25 per day. How much are people who live with one dollar a day? World Bank estimation is around 1.8 billion people. About 70 person of global poverty is in Asia. You maybe shock to know that 900 million hungry Asian are trying to get on less than US$1 a day. What you can buy with one dollar for your family?
I admit that I am not a person with one dollar a day. I am Asian people and have a family. I work for one company with around US$300 per month. Do you think this is a big money? I should gratitude about it because poverty is common picture in my country Indonesia. Many people only earn 1-2 dollar a day and just enough to buy staple food. I hope you grateful with your work and life with all you have gave to your family.
What Money Can Buy
I do believe that life will getting better someday. When I saw people with good car, have enough money to entertain his family, I admit that I feel jealousy in my heart. But what can I do? Do I need to kill them? No, of course no. I learn to gratitude what I have in my life. I am happy when I saw my little daughter laughing, smiling, and have enough food, milk, and good dress. But sometimes I do sad when my salary is not enough for a month.
When I am jobless, I admit that I am afraid, but I said to myself that yesterday is the past, tomorrow is the future, and today is a gift. I gratitude for what I have in this simple life. I pray and thanks for all think I got in life. Pardon me, I am not a preacher. I just told you what I feel about worried when I do not have enough money. When I am upset and disappointed about money, I remember the wise and inspirational thought that make me feel better again. I do not know who is the author of this inspirational thought. Please let me know if you know who wrote it. The inspirational thoughts title is "What Money Can Buy". I would like to share it with all of you, my good friend.I hope you are bless to read and share it.
What Money Can Buy?
A bed but not Sleep
Computer but not Brain
Food but not Appetite
Finery but not Beauty
A house but not a Home
Medicine but not Health
Luxuries but not Culture
Amusement but not Happiness
Acquaintance but not Friends
Obedience but not Faithfulness
Sex but not Love
I wish that “What Money Can Buy” inspirational thought will cheerful your day and make you gratitude for all you have. I wish you have a tight sleep, good thinking, eat well, inner beauty, home sweet home, good health, happy life, good friends, faith and hope, and love to share to all people. Good luck, good health, and God bless us.
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