Paychecks come and go. Or are they supposed to just come and go?
Invest, well-meaning people say.
But for the gullible, every ad brings a promise of happiness. Buy this, buy that, and your life will never be short of happiness.
Look at this fancy bag. You need this.
Turn your eyes to this famous pair of shoes. You need it.
Seems like you have an excess too. It’s time to enjoy this restaurant your friends have been telling you about!
What does it mean to pause and be content with what is right in front of you and spend less for a change?
What does it mean to go out of this endless state of constant wanting?
Will you miss out on a lot of things? Or have you found another way to enjoy life: to look outside yourself rather than chase pleasures that only enrich your own?
Isn’t it that there’s more joy in giving than receiving (Acts 20:35), and when you refresh others, you will also be refreshed (Proverbs 11: 25, II Corinthians 9:6-10)?