It’s easy to feel like we’d be so much happier with greater financial resources. Stop yourself right there. Take a moment to envision all the things no amount of money could buy – hearing your child say “I love you” for the first time; a surprise visit from a friend; cooking a freshly prepared meal with a loved one; the rainbow after the rain. Money can allow you to buy material goods, but it’s the relationships we have in life that matter most.
Financial wealth can be put to good use.
If you are a wealthy person, money can help you transform the lives of poor people in your community. Charitable giving fills you with tremendous happiness as you see what a difference your contribution has made to people with serious challenges in their lives and impediments to happiness. Money is a vehicle, but the person that you are inside has enabled a greater good.
An Investment In Knowledge Pays The Best Interest. – Benjamin Franklin
Another excellent use of wealth is to introduce children to new learning experiences. Investments made in your child’s future are never made in vain. Foster an early love of learning to see your budding child blossom, which will bring you great joy and purpose in life. Early educational experiences may include: music lessons, sports camp, trips to local museums and farmer’s markets, cooking classes, horseback riding lessons, art workshops, or volunteering vacations. Your child is your legacy. What sort of legacy do you want to leave?
Spend for a good cause like togetherness.
Spending quality time with your family and friends doesn’t have to cost a lot, but you may find it worthwhile to allocate greater resources to these bonding experiences, rather than to shopping sprees for material goods. Buy dinner and a movie, a family vacation, a board game you can all play together, a tent for camping, a kayaking tour, painting night, or a local Groupon activity create lasting memories for years to come.
- How do I stay humble, while being a wealthy person?
- How can I sort out those things that bring long-term joy?
- How can I use my wealth for a positive cause?
Lisa Morgan Mosley
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