An interesting thought was brought to my attention this morning. Does money buy happiness.....
I have a friend who is sitting in magistrate court right now. Had she paid a ticket, she would not have been having to deal with this annyoing situation bright and early on St. Patrick's Day. I mean who likes to go downtown, wait around, be crowded in a room with people you may not want to be crowded with..... If she would have just PAID the ticket in the first place, she probably would have been happier right now. In this situation, I would say money would have bought her happiness.
A lot of times you hear about weathly stars who O.D. on drugs, get DUI's, have bad relationships, cheat on their wives / husbands, etc. Wouldn't you think they would be happy and not want to do those things? They are stars for goodness sake! They have everything in the world at their finger tips. Most of them are good looking, make mega bucks, appear in films / ads, can purchase any designer label they want..... What MORE could they want? And yet we still see them in the news making the worst mistakes. Is it because they are not happy? Or is it because too much money is a bad thing?
(WRITERS NOTE: I do not think all stars are screw-ups, obviously, I am only talking about the ones that get into trouble. I am not labeling "stars").
Jack and I had planned on purchasing a bully ever since we first started dating. We both loved the dogs and thought they were adorable! The day we picked up VELCRO DOG, money bought happiness. Tank brings so much love and happiness into our home. There is nothing like walking in from work and him shaking around me just wanting to be pet. He is always so excited to see me and it makes me SO HAPPY.
Now I am not saying money does or does not buy happiness. Who am I to decide that? I just wanted everyone to do a little thinking this morning. What makes YOU HAPPY? Does it cost or is it free? And is the old saying "money doesn't buy happiness" we were all taught growing up really true? Maybe so, maybe not.
Happy Happy St. Patricks Day to all of my readers (all 5 of you!).