Tuesday, February 14, 2006
Money Doesn't Buy Happiness
"The findings, collated since 2001, involving 23,000 people, and the survey assessed a person's satisfaction with their standard of living, health, relationships, life achievement, safety, community connection and future security."
It boiled down to the fact that money does NOT buy happiness.
That's good to know as that is also how I feel. We basically don't have any money but I'd rank our happiness overall as being pretty high.
My kids are profoundly glad for our family, as am I. CW, my most absolutely secure child, told me he'd had a bad dream last night. He dreamed that, for some reason, he was not with us, and he was scared and miserable and was desperately trying to find us. I spent some time hugging him until he calmed down.
Last night everyone went to bed early so by 8pm I was the only one awake which is fairly odd for our rambunctious house.
I spent some time in prayer going over stuff I wasn't sure about and asking for guidance. Around 9pm a lady from church called and asked if she could come by this morning.
She dropped by after the kids went to school, looking gorgeous and ready for work, while I hadn't even had a chance to brush my teeth. She brought us a ton of valentine cupcakes but, most importantly, she told me that God had been waking her up to pray for our particular family.
Man, have we needed that lately. She'd not heard about Sarah's loss of Bailey, Joey's incarceration, or any of our other trials and tribulations of the past couple of months. I desperately need prayer warriors. Often I'm too caught up in our situations to even think straight, much less remember, to pray as I should.
That's a lot of security for me as a mom, to know that others are praying. I'd rather have that than diamonds or gold and I am so not kidding.