Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Today’s thought from the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation is:
I’d like to live as a poor man with lots of money.
— Pablo Picasso
Some of us were taught not to place a lot of value on money. After all, it’s only money, and money can’t buy happiness. True enough. While many of us don’t place much value on money, we manage to value the possessions that money can buy. The result is that we treat money frivolously and spend it recklessly.
We know it’s true that love and the quality of our relationships are far more valuable than money. We also know we can’t put a price tag on good health. We begin, however, to appreciate and to value money for what it is – a means to an end and a responsibility. When we value money, we’re less likely to spend it carelessly or frivolously. We’re more likely to save it and to put it to good use.
Today I give my cash the same value I place on my most treasured material possessions.
You are reading from the book:
Letting Go of Debt © 2000 by Hazelden Foundation