I don’t like to stick my nose in other people’s business, so I’ve gone back and forth on whether I should even write this to you. But I know I’ll regret it if I don’t say anything — so here goes.
In the next 30 days or so, you’ll be bombarded with many seemingly wonderful ideas on how best to part ways with your hard-earned cash. A new TV, perhaps, a gorgeous handbag, or your dream pair of shoes — sold at a deep discount, no doubt.
But while these beautifully-designed products will give you a temporary high, the joy of ownership will fall by the wayside soon enough, just like everything else you’ve ever purchased.
You may believe you’ll be happy if you could just get that one thing this holiday season. “If I just have that much more/make that much more/get that much more, then I’ll be happy.” But someone who has more will tell you your goal is certainly not enough. They have what you thought was adequate, but they too need just a bit more to be happy. And then there are still more people with more resources, asking for just a bit more than what they have, as well.
Someone once said that the key to happiness is to want what you have, so let’s say this out loud together:
“I have what I need, and I want what I have.”
It’s not easy. I, too, want all kinds of toys, clothes, and more this holiday season. I can certainly afford them, but desire is never ending. I’m going to do things differently this year.
Instead of buying something for myself, I’m going to use the funds to give gifts to people I’m thankful for.
I have two $50 Amazon gift cards, which I’d like to give to two of you. I get emails all the time thanking me for what we write here on MoneyNing.com, but in reality, it’s me who owes everything to you.
Without your support, this site simply wouldn’t exist.
Please leave a comment below letting us know how you’d use the $50 gift card, and I’ll randomly pick two people to win. I’ll email the winners on Dec 5th (a week from today) with details on how to redeem their prize.
Thanks for reading, and Happy Thanksgiving!
Just a quick note that the giveaway ended and we already contacted the winners. Thank you for sharing and taking part!