Many people believe that money buys happiness. If they could just get a better job and make more money than everything would be great in their lives. If they just had a bigger house or more expensive car, they would be happy. If they could take more vacations or buy whatever they dreamed of, life would be wonderful.
Well, if money could really buy happiness, why are so many wealthy people unhappy? Isn’t it interesting that people have more money and possessions than ever in history, yet the percentage of depression is increasing and stress levels are on the rise. Research shows time and time again that happiness does not depend on how much money we have. Actually, many people who live in very poor countries have been found to have higher happiness levels and less depression that wealthy people. Why? Because they are thankful for what they have.
Being thankful and looking at life with a positive perspective is the only way to find happiness. Happiness doesn’t depend on how much money we have, how many possessions we have or how many friends we have. Happiness comes from within and we make the choice daily as to whether or not we will be happy or sad.
What are you thankful for?