This is old. I believe this draft has been sitting here since January of 2014. I read it and I don’t know why I never posted it.
I always say “Life revolves around money.” I think most of us can relate to that, decisions are influenced by the amount of money we have or don’t have. However, I forget that sometimes I want that extra money to be happy. We ALL want to be happy…every single one of us. We all have different ways on getting this happiness.
Yesterday I was at a behavioral health court (as part of an audience). Some people were fighting the petition for mandated treatment and some were demanding their right to get such treatment. The first case I heard was a women who wanted the treatment mandated by the court so her husband could get better (he didn’t want it). I’m not going to share every detail, but the man couldn’t work due to his issues. She didn’t care- she wanted him healthy and there with her.
Maybe she just wants the money that comes along with treatment- that is exactly what I was thinking. Then she surprised me…
“I don’t care about the money…I met him in the bus” and then she semi laughed.
I don’t know why that phrase hit me the way it did. I could tell she was was being honest though. I just thought “wow” she doesn’t care about the money- she just wants him to be happy. I was reminded that money isn’t the solution to everything, I believe my friends with chronic conditions can attest to that.
As I read over this old post I can tell you that money does make one feel better, but it doesn’t bring you true happiness.
You guys know this.