...they are always about the things we don’t have. If you can break free from the want for more then you will be rich in satisfaction for life.
We in the west are rich. We can go into the supermarket and buy dog food, that’s how rich (no offense to dogs). We sit in our brick houses with lights and running water and worry about council tax and mortgages. It is true that the cost of living is extortionate in England today but a quick glimpse of what is on the other side of the world will quickly remind you just how lucky you are.
The next time you find yourself down over the lack of money pull out that 5 pence from your wallet. The five pence. Small, annoying, always there when you don’t need it and never there when you do. Out dated, never accepted in any parking metre and an utterly pointless part of our currency, yet exceptionally special at the same time. I’ll tell you why…
… 5p can get you a cup of tea, a chapatti and a bowl of daal in India. It can feed a poor man his dinner. And if something that small can feed someone a meal some where in this world then what can it do for you? Not much in England but think about it hard enough and it’ll teach you a damn good lesson about what matters in life.
This thought can’t pay your bills but it may give you some perspective. Enjoy.