Money and Gratitude

Money and Gratitude

It’s easy to be grateful when we have money. We can think of all of the things we have that we bought with money. We can think of the food, clothing, and shelter that we enjoy. We are grateful for the choices we have because of our income. But can you still be grateful when you are in need? Can you be grateful when you do not have everything you want? Afterall, money doesn’t equal happiness.


Money can’t buy happiness. At least that is what many of us have been told. However, we seem to be less happy when we have less money. Why is that? Should we be smiling when we cannot pay our bills on time? Should we be grateful that we got another NSF fee? Should the idea of a late fee bring tears of joy to our eyes? It all depends on your focus.

Although money cannot buy happiness, neither does the lack of money. I believe  it is more important to know how to manage your money than to just have money. There are plenty of people with a lot of money who wish they had more because they do not know how to manage what they have. There are also plenty of people who have a little money, but they have what they need. In this case, those with less may be happier than those with more. However, there are some things that money cannot buy.

Whether you have a lot of money or a little money, you should have an attitude of gratitude. There is so much to be grateful for. You can be grateful for a place to live, food to eat, a job, and your family. You can be grateful for your health, your clothes, your friends, and much more! Gratitude is not determined by the amount of money you have. Gratitude is an attitude. The more you have, the happier you will be. If you need help managing your money, then contact me today for assistance. I can help. All the best! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

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