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No money is a serious problem

Oscar Wilde once said: “When I was young I thought money to be the most important thing. Now that I am old I know this to be true.”

But can it make you happy? I decided to put this to the test.

I believe we are the happiest when using our senses. With that in mind I withdrew some money, packed my beach gear and headed off to Kogel Bay. The pathway down to the beach entails a short walk over a stream, which then takes you through some fynbos and down a rocky climb.

We stopped at the stream to soothe our hot feet and have a quick drink of ice cold mountain water, which tasted better than the finest wine. I looked-up and felt the sun’s heat on my face, whilst the icy water revitalized my feet. Continuing along the path we stopped to watch a sunbird drink from a flower. We heard the beating of his wings and magical song as he flew off into the distance. On reaching the top of the cliff we stopped to stare at the beautiful beach, smell the freshness of the sea air and listen to the crashing of the waves below.

After surfing the crystal clear blue water I lay on the soft hot sand in total peace and happiness, my senses on heightened alert, connected to all the beauty around.

Now what about money? I held the money, I stared at it. I listened to it flapping in the breeze. I then even sniffed and licked the notes risking serious illness, but felt nothing. Of course the cynics are thinking that money can buy happiness, but the truth is the things in life, which make us the happiest, cost nothing.

But do not forget the words of Wilde as money is a serious problem when there is none. – www.mwwealth.co.za

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