Brett Jolly’s Daily Thought (“Being poor is relative”)

Money, and the lack of it has been used to legitimize failure on many occasions. The lack of money has broken up relationships, caused people to change jobs and made many people unhappy. When you say you are poor, chances are you really mean it, but are you really? If you have a roof over your head, a place to wash up and if you are able to get food, then chances are great that there are people much poorer than you. When you compare your circumstances with the people who “have nothing” then you might find that they would “gladly change places with you.” Some people have equated the lack of money as reason to be depressed. Money does not guarantee happiness. There are many rich people out there who have just as many problems (and maybe even more) than you do. If you had a lot of money you could buy anything you wanted, but how boring and unfulfilling would that be after a while? You would have to spend “more money” just to protect the money you have and your life would become much more complicated. If money is not the answer then what is? “Respect, love, and self worth…” No amount of money can make you feel like a million. It comes from within… Yes, you may not have as much as you want to have, but you are doing well considering the circumstances, right? If you started your own business, and dedicated yourself to it, and it became successful that should make you feel better, because you “earned” the money you achieved. The end destination is nowhere near as exciting as the steps you took to get there. Make yourself proud of what you have accomplished, and use what you have done to propel yourself even further. You may never become a millionaire, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t still feel like one. If you depend on money you may never be happy. Enjoy what you have, and strive to make it better. You might be surprised at what you can accomplish… Thank you for checking out my Daily Thought, and as always I wish you the very best that life has to offer.

Aretha Franklin and Brett Jolly