Money and happiness

People are born, get education, take up a job and start earning. We all live a rat race, where everyone is busy in doing their everyday mundane works. Kids are busy in going to school, extra classes, tuitions and completing their homework. Homemakers are busy in taking care of kids and other members of family, cooking, cleaning, shopping and doing other household chores. Bread earners are busy in going to work, meetings, project deadlines, money management, savings and taking care of all money matters.

In our daily routine life, we all are very busy in playing our part; getting up in the morning, doing our work, eating food, playing or watching television and then going back to sleep. Weekends are there for relaxing, but, weekends get even busier than weekdays. This monotonous cycle goes on day in and out. We are busy in playing our part. In all these, we forget about enjoyment, relaxation or about unwinding ourselves.

Life is short and nobody knows, if we are going to get a second chance to live. Education, household chores, office work, savings are very much-needed, still, we need to play, spend time together as a family and have some enjoyment in life. Enjoyment and relaxation is very important to keep our lives moving smoothly. Having some fun in life is like a lubricant for a vehicle, very much-needed for the smooth functioning of our lives. We earn money, do savings, plan retirement solutions and other stuff so that we can live our lives happily. But, in all these, we forget to live our lives.

Happiness, enjoyment or relaxation in life can be found even in small gestures. Having a family meal at a restaurant or going for a movie, planning a one day picnic or a long vacation, anything can rejuvenate our boring life. I feel people earn money to live their lives happily and this earning should not become the main motto of our life, living happily should be. Don’t think that once you retire, you can relax and enjoy your life. No. Now is the time to enjoy and live your life and this time will not come back.

Go on outings, vacations, movies, try to taste every food. When you retire, may be your body will not allow you to devour all the different delicacies or your body will not be able to tolerate different climatic conditions. May be you will have money after you retire, but, you may not have all the people in life to enjoy it with. Now is the best time to enjoy your life. Whole life you can earn and save but make a deliberate effort to enjoy and relax.

Live life and enjoy as if you will not get a second chance because Zindagi na milegi dobara (you won’t get a second life). So book your tickets, pack your bags and go on a mesmerizing vacation.

4 thoughts on “Money and happiness

  1. You are so right! This reminds me of 1 Timothy 6:9,10 mentions that “the love of money is a root of all sorts of injurious things, and by reaching out for this love some have been led astray from the faith and have stabbed themselves all over with many pains.” It’s so important to spend quality time with people as opposed to chasing riches which can rob you of precious time.

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