“You are not here merely to make a living. You are here in order live more happily, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world and you impoverish yourself if you forget the errand. “ Woodrow Wilson There is no point in making money and hoarding it. You cannot take it with you when you say your final adieu. We have a very short life. At the most 120 years. But on an average 80 odd years and after that there is going to be a veil of eternal darkness whether you like it not. Hence live every minute, savor every moment. Let every second become a beautiful experience. There can be worries, there can be looming problems. But at this moment you have the power to be happy or unhappy.
If your partner has not cooked good food, take it as an opportunity to eat something good from a restaurant you cherish. If there is no shirt or skirt kept ready, try another. If you feel moody go to your favorite beach; let the sun and the fragrant wind soothe your nerves. Plan a trip for today, for tomorrow and the day after. Plan to take your kids for a movie or to an amusement park or anywhere they would be happy. Buy new clothes for your family members, buy the best automobile, go to foreign lands and let everyone enjoy living. Are you worried about money? If you have it why should you hoard it? Spend and enjoy this day which will never return. And when you spend you feel like making more of it. Use your time and mind to make adequate money for what you want in life.
You might be sitting irritated over something when your child comes with a demand or childish prank. You will tend to get angry and spoil his/her day. Once angry word that has passed your mouth can never be retrieved it would have caused an irreparable harm. The child goes unhappy grumbling and you become unhappy too. Why do want to make a moment unpleasant? Hold your reaction for a minute and suppressing the natural bend of mind to be angry, say a nice word, and offer a smile. If you are doing something, stop doing it and lend your ears and eyes, lend your body, lend your mind. The attentions you give will make all the difference in the world to your child.
When an aged parent comes to your side, do not feel irritated. Show warmth and concern. After all they gave all their time to you when you were young. They are the same parents now, the only difference is that they are no longer earning and they are not physically fit as they used to be. Your annoyance and eagerness to get rid of them wild make them unhappy and if such events get repeated they will stop coming to you for anything. They will become more morose and lonely and they will start cursing their life and think of putting an end to it. In turn, knowingly or unknowingly you will feel sad and guilty. Everyone knows a feeling of hurt or guilt is very damaging to one’s body and mind. If, on the other hand, you made them happy with your time and attention you will feel fulfillment at that moment.