Today I'm posting Proverbs 15:16, a verse that reminds me that money isn't the end all to having a great life. From the NIV:
Better a little with the fear of the Lord than great wealth with turmoil.
Now the Contemporary English Version:
It’s better to obey the Lord and have only a little, than to be very rich and terribly confused.
And finally from the Message:
A simple life in the Fear-of-God is better than a rich life with a ton of headaches.
To me this verse hits to the heart of a vital fact: money isn't the key to happiness. You can be happy with a little money or a lot and you can be unhappy with nothing or with a fortune. In other words, money isn't what makes you happy, other things do. Things like family, friends, good health, enjoyment of life, and so forth.
That said, I'm shooting for being happy AND wealthy, but you don't have to have a lot of money to find happiness. :)
Thoughts and comments?