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Are you worrying or are you happy?

October 20th, 2008 at 08:23 am

Do you live your life saying, "I'll be happy when?" One thing I know for sure, happiness is a choice and so is worrying.

Regardless of our current economic crisis, I have made the decision to be happy and continue to enjoy life. Yes, we have lost plenty of money, too. However, I've been there and done that before. The season passed, we kept on living, and continued to save. You just do what you can do, right?

When you realize that you have absolutely no control of what will happen in the world and even your life, you just learn to ask God for his favor and blessings.

In spite of the economy I am happy and not worrying. I am doing better than some and worst then others, but I'm happy and okay with life and me. Are you?

8 Responses to “Are you worrying or are you happy?”

  1. momcents Says:


    Good question to ask during these times! I had a rough spot last week dealing with pettyness and jealousy. Glad I got over it though, and am feeling totally blessed with health and a happy family and enough money to cover my living expenses and small surprises. I had the best weekend and spent $4, ate with family, took advantage of the beautiful weather and fall colors, and attended my children's sporting events.

  2. Broken Arrow Says:

    Hmm. I do agree with your post overall, but I can't help but worry. I have a basic idea of where I need to be to provide safety from XYZ, but I am not there yet. And as such, I can't help but worry.

    If I could choose not to worry, I would. And for the most part, I don't let my worries control me or ruin my day, but it's still there. I do wish I can know how not to worry, but the only real way is to simply get to where I need to go financially. Then maybe I can stop worrying.

    But on the upside, I've made some progress from where I started out, and since then, I've worried a lot less! And anyway, a little bit of worry may not be a bad thing? It's helps to keep me motivated!

  3. gruntina Says:

    I am pretty happy. I cherish my husband; he is a wonderful person to be with everyday. When times are tough, we start up the fireplace and get a good book to read while looking at the redwood forest outside of our windows.

    As far as future needs and getting there financially, I tell myself I am proactively planning and not proactively worry. I never seen anyone fall down and die because of not having enough money! If money is my only troubles, then I am in a pretty good position. I know a couple that their age 4 daughter stricken with cancer with only a 10% survival chance and family are broke at this moment, they are going to need something more than just financial recovery.

  4. nance Says:

    I, too, have decided to be happy and try to stay positive.
    Yesterday, I saw two of my little grandsons and took them each a gift bag full of Halloween treats. I spent less than $7.00 on each, and they were thrilled! They are children of very wealthy parents, live in a Mc Mansion, and are not deprived in any way. Just goes to show that gifts, planned with love and creativity, don't have to cost a lot. The five year old wrote a thank you note to me this morning before kindergarten, and used the Halloween rubber stamps to decorate his note!

  5. fern Says:

    I consider myself a realist. So while i am concerned with the current economic climate, I'm not worried sick over it and have confidence that this, too, shall pass.

    It's amusing to see the range of opinions on this site. In your post you said you realize that you have absolutely no control over what happens in this world, or even in your life, while in another post i just read here, she wrote of her confidence in reaching some ambitious goals and determining her life despite the skepticism of many of those who know her. Two very different ways of looking at the world, but both of you seem positive.

    I have never lost sight of those thing i have to be thankful for, but in tough times like these, i am even more aware of them. I am thankful for my family, my job, my home and my health. There are many much worse off.

  6. Mark Nelson Says:

    I love it.

    In today's tough times all we hear and read is tough and sad stories.

    As with many people the real estate world has been tough on me.

    But I am very positive that things will work out.

    Stay positive.

    Mark

  7. Ralph Says:

    I think you need a good balance of both. I do tend to be a worrier, but I am also VERY capable of denial, which is good and bad, good only in moderation of course, bad in that it can kill me financially.

    I have resigned myself to the fact that I can't spend any significant money for YEARS until we dig out of debt, and thankfully I am actually happy living on little, but it still angers me that we are in this hole and will be for many more years.

  8. Sharman Says:

    Hi Ralph,

    Don't be angry with your situation. Just know that it is a temporary season, and it too shall pass. Life is about learning lessons. You've learned your lesson. You are changing your situation, and know that because of the lessons learned your financial future will be more balanced and healthy.

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