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What Money Can Buy? Inspirational Thoughts about Money and Life

Updated on March 31, 2016
Poverty of Us: Less than One Dollar
Poverty of Us: Less than One Dollar | Source

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.

US$ 100,000 Dollar Notes. Yes it is real. The Federal Reserve used it to transfer money. They were last printed in 1945 and have since been discontinued.
US$ 100,000 Dollar Notes. Yes it is real. The Federal Reserve used it to transfer money. They were last printed in 1945 and have since been discontinued. | Source

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.

Gratitude by Gail Rein
Gratitude by Gail Rein | Source

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

Inspirational Thought

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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      truthfulee916 6 years ago

      the picture of the baby trying to make it to the Food Camp made me cry,immediately i think i understand why the photographer kevin Carter killed had to be hard to stand there snap this picture and try and sleep for the rest of your life..god bless him

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      Kathy 7 years ago from New Jersey , USA

      Very powerful, meaningful and moving hub. I think this article would inspire a lot of people to help others and not care about materialistic things so much. Have a great day :)

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      hegel.terome 7 years ago

      its nice