I’ve been thinking about money and happiness lately and how having or not having money can seem to make you happy or unhappy. Having gratitude for the money you do have makes you feel happy and attracts more of it in your life. When you worry about not having enough money, you never seem to have enough of it.
Showing gratitude for the things you want in your life will bring more of it. So if you want more money, be thankful for the money you have. Any time money flows into your life, whether it is expected or unexpected, take a moment to appreciate it instead of mentally spending it right away.
Doing so will attract more money to you.
So whether it is your regular paycheck, lottery winnings or money you found on the street, be thankful for the freedom that money gives to you. When you pay your bills, be thankful that you have the money to pay for the things that you value.Today's affirmation: I am grateful for any money that has entered my life. Click To Tweet
Today’s affirmation: I am grateful for any money that has entered my life.
Does Money Make You Happy?
The more money people have, says Elizabeth Dunn, the less they enjoy savoring the little things in life. The ability to savor life’s pleasures is important for happiness. So does money get in the way of our happiness?
If you watch the video above, you’ll see that Elizabeth did a study which reveals that when people spend money on others – whether as gifts or charity – it makes people feel good… happier. So think about spending some money on others.
Money can be a source of great joy and creativity, or it can bring frustration and misery, depending on our relationship with it. Maria Nemeth
Law of Reciprocity
The law of reciprocity suggests that when you give something such as money, that money will flow back to you in many unexpected ways. Essentially, what goes around comes around. When you give, others want to reciprocate. So go out there and give to your community. Give your time and your money. It will make you feel happier and it will come back to you. The law of reciprocity is always in effect whether or not you give any thought to it. Just don’t worry about about how or when you will reap the rewards of the seeds you sow.
Big humdinger hugs,
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p.s. One of my favorite books on the topic is The Energy of Money: A Spiritual Guide to Financial and Personal Fulfillment. It changed the way I look at money and helped keep me on the right path in my personal journey towards abundance. I think you will enjoy the book too!