At Financial Woman, during this month when we celebrate Thanksgiving in the United States, I have been focusing on gratitude in several of my blogs. Have gratitude for what you do have. Think of all the people in the world who would gladly swap places with you. If you are reading this on your computer or some sort of device with internet access, you are truly blessed by world standards.
What I have learned from the various stages of my money journey is that wealth is all relative. This is another one of those great truths that are simple, but not really easy to appreciate.
For example, instead of feeling frustrated that you can’t be a member of the top country club right now, appreciate that you can play golf at a wonderful public course or swim at a neighborhood pool or at a beautiful lake. Find another level of enjoyment for those things that you love to do if you are currently focused on living in a way that grows your money instead of consumption.
Focus on what you do have, not on what you are lacking. There is always more to accumulate, and focusing on what you don’t have will always leave you feeling needy. Live in a place of gratitude to expand your ability to live a rich life.