I don’t understand why this phrase is thrown around all the time. “Money cannot buy happiness.” It’s said almost like money is a bad thing. Why have we believed that lie?
Last I checked, an ice cream cone is around $2.
Our mortgage costs money.
Tickets to get into Disney World cost a lot of money.
Gas is about $2.20 per gallon right now, depending on where you live.
Plane tickets aren’t free.
Food isn’t free.
College isn’t free.
iPhones are definitely not free.
Puppies aren’t free.
You know I could go on and on, but I don’t want to annoy you.
So, let’s stop believing lies.
Money can buy a lot of happiness.
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I am really happy to have a car that I can afford to put gas in, to take my kids to Braum’s and get some of the best ice cream in the country.
I am happy that we can save enough money to take our second trip to Disney World, pay cash for it, and see the new Star Wars attractions.
I am thrilled to be able to afford my mortgage payment every single month.
I love my house. I feel safe in it. It keeps my whole family and two dogs warm in the winter and cool in the summer.
Sometimes the house is messy, and few times it’s clean, so please, always call before dropping in. I would be embarrassed if you don’t.
So, getting back to my point, money can buy you happiness.
Maybe what they meant to say all along is that MONEY IS NOT HAPPINESS.
On that, I agree.
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