The Worthlessness of Money

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas everywhere you go. We are spending our fives and tens on family and our fake friends, just so we can let our spirit show. Okay, so I won’t write a verse to a holiday classic, but you get the point. This time of the year is supposed to be about family, but to me, it seems that it’s not. To me, it seems that this time of the year is all about retail, credit, and cash. In fact, there are many people and families that dig themselves into a hole so deep, it can take them months to work their way out. I have been one of those people. Who am I kidding, I am one of those people. To me, it feels great to see someone open a gift that they really wanted. Their expression is my gift. However, that expression is expensive. Throughout my life, I have tried to purchase love and friendship. Let me tell you, finite love and faux friendships are expensive. Today, I have decided to no longer do that. You see, love and support shouldn’t cost money. In fact, the best things in life don’t cost money. In my opinion, to a very real degree, money is worthless. Money buys things that will someday fade. The cars, clothes, vacations, and jewelry that so many of us work so hard to acquire somehow end up in the back of our minds or the bottom of our closets over time. That’s real. This year, instead of spending an exorbitant amount of money, spend time. Do something that you haven’t done in a while with someone that you haven’t seen in a while. Stay in the moment without snapping a selfie. Turn off your cell phones and turn on your imagination. Remember, the first two letters in the word memory are “me.”  Let this new memory begin with me. You may find yourself seeking more of them. Until next time, take care of yourselves, and if you can change a life, please do so. Take care. Gee

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