“Melanie, you’re a small business owner and online marketer. Your goal is to make money! Are you crazy?!”
No, I haven’t lost my mind and I sincerely believe a lot of other people feel the same way I do.
I don’t like handling money. I don’t like talking about it. I don’t like the control it has over how some people lead their lives. And I really hate needing it.
Money doesn’t bring me any happiness at all. Zip. Zilch. Zero happiness.
I think what really makes us happy is being able to comfortably meet our living expenses, treating our family and friends to little unexpected surprises, helping a neighbor out of a financial jam, generously tipping a good waiter, and maybe even buying our favorite pair of shoes in every color they come in!
Money, just like other material possessions, can provide a dose of short-lived happiness but no amount of it will ever buy genuine contentment and joy in life.
I don’t like money. But I DO like being happy.