"The truly rich are those who enjoy what they have."
It's true isn't it - almost as cliched as if you smile the world seems better and then it is better.
But they are both so true. We spend so much of our lives moaning about what we haven't got that we miss all the lovely things that we do have.
One of the great beauties of life is that we are all different, that there is so much variety, but we all try to conform to the same clone at some point in our life. That we aren't married, with 2.4 children, a house and a car and blah blah blah then somehow we have failed.
Wouldn't it be boring if we were all the same.
Money is useful - essential, sadly, but no matter how much we have (or don't have) we seem to live within our means.
I long for more money so I don't have to be skint two weeks after pay day - but to have more money I would have to trade off some of my own time and no doubt I would still just live within my means again.
I do my best in my job but I don't live to work - I need things beside my job.
I count friends and think I am failing somewhere as I don't have as many 'friends' as such and such. I need to learn to shut up on that one as it makes me sound so ungrateful for the wonderful friends I do have.
I tell myself off sometimes for not living the party life I used to but hey I think they just call it growing up and evolving.
Today I am going to try to learn to work with what I have - rather than forever judging myself....and that way I will become truely rich!