This week we’ve spent a lot of money from our hard earned savings, not frivolously I may add but to secure our home in Thailand for the next 12 months. Personally I think its a small price to pay for peace of mind knowing that we have another year in our paradise.. I cannot believe we have been here for 8 months already and when I look back over the last 8 months, what we have achieved, the brave step we took, I feel slightly overwhelmed that we actually followed and are living out our dream.
The value that we put on money is just a number, isn’t it? I mean do we ever measure our money against the time we use to spend it.. When was the last time you said ‘I spent £50 today and I got 6 hours of joy and fun from it?’ I would probably guess its a likely assumption you don’t do that.. And if you do, then you like me, value time more than money.. I may sound a little philosophical with what I am about to write but hey ho, here goes.. When I hit 40 last year I’m not sure if something switched in my brain, a switch that gives you appreciation of everthing you have in life. You may think I’m lucky living in a beautiful country, having the beach on my doorstep (which by the way I’m frequenting more often these days due to the appreciation switch), a wonderful husband who supports me and an amazing set of friends, I definitely don’t see this as luck – this was time that brought these precious things to me, not money – food for thought?
Money cannot buy happiness, although it can be disguised as happiness in many instances.. I rarely say I’ve had a great day due to money. I’ve had a great day because I’ve spent quality time with the people I love and the places I’ve been too.. I feel blessed that I wake up every day with good health and time to live my life and those things don’t come with a price tag attached to them do they?
I haven’t gone crazy and thrown caution to the wind, I worry about money just like you do but I have disciplined myself to stop worrying as I have a life to live, one life to live and I want to ensure that I make the most of it and do the things that I have always dreamed of.. Life ain’t no rehearsal, you only get one shot at it so live the life you love..