How Money Bought Me Happiness

money, happy, happiness, material, food, pamper, responsible, sad, mood, down, love, self love, work, hard, reward, princess, spoil, yourself, youI have felt a little strange this week. Last week was spectacular, I was on top of the world. This week, ehhh, not so much. I was waking up in weird funks every morning without any reason or rhyme.

I have yet to figure out the reason behind this week’s mood, but maybe there isn’t a reason. Even if there is one, I am not sure I even really care. Sometimes moods go up and sometimes they go down and there is no need to understand every single thing in the world.

It could be the weather. It could be because it is a Tuesday. It could be because office morale is down. It could be because money is tight. It could be because you are frustrated with your best friend. It could be because your husband was rude. It could be because all your music sucks. It could be because Trump.

The list goes on and on of possible reasons your mood could be down. I don’t know my reason but I do know my solution. I decided to love on myself. I always love myself, don’t get me wrong. I mean, I am pretty awesome after all. But this week I decided to amplify the self-love.

How did I do that? I pampered myself. I got a massage, I went out to nice restaurants, I bought some beauty products. I spent the money I often feel I don’t have enough of and just LIVED.

I mean, that’s what money does right? It helps us live and helps us live well. Of course, it doesn’t buy happiness but it does buy a little comfort.

I know I have things to work on. I know I have things to heal from. I forever am a beautiful work in progress just like the next human I come across. However, this specific week I just needed to show myself more love. My heart requires it and my soul continually fights for it.

Self-love does not require a dime. You can go paint your nails or run a hot bath. You can grab a piece of paper and just write. You can go on a beautiful hike. You can go on a walk on a pier. Self-love can be found anywhere.

I decided to self-love myself more materialistically this week and that’s okay. I deserved it. I have been working really hard to make money recently and I wanted to see that at work. I wanted to make myself feel like a princess. And I did.

I am thinking next week I will slow my roll. I won’t buy that $15 salad, I will go back to making my own… Oh, Wait! Next week is my birthday! Nevermind, I will go back to being responsible the week after next. I promise. Haha.

No matter why you are feeling down, make sure you are not forgetting to love yourself. I talk a lot about love, peace, serenity and all that junk but I sometimes forget all of that lies within myself.

I like words of affirmation from others, I like acts of service from others, I like gifts from others, but one of the strongest and purest of loves comes from me.

I am the one that gets me more than anybody else and for that, I am extremely thankful. Choose you. Choose self-love. Choose what feels good.

Love Deeply and Forever,


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Author: Karen Dominique

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