The Things that Money can’t buy

Valentine’s Day is past but here I am, LATE, adding my thoughts – thanks for your patience. 🙂 

heart-snowValentine’s day for my mind is a cutesy day invented by card companies, florists, and restaurants in the name of romantic love.

Valentine’s day is also about chocolate – but any day in my opinion is a good day for chocolate.

In North America it is the tradition for men to shower their beloved with chocolate on Valentines but it is the opposite in Japan – read here.  There the ladies do the gifts of chocolate to the men and there are two types of chocolate giving. I like it! – equality!!

Listening to the Beatles –

Can’t Buy Me Love is a song I was listening to on  Valentines Day this year and a certain line struck my attention – I don’t care too much for money, money can’t buy me love.

Too much  is key in my mind. Money after all is important, but by itself, it’s not much at all when it comes to buying the most important things in life

Too Much Money also doesn’t buy health 

MONEY or HEALTH – all of us, myself included would choose health in a microsecond, especially if we have experienced poor health.

Ironically many people are at their wealthiest stage of their lives when their health takes a serious downturn – if they could trade money for health,  they would.

Gene-Kelly-1Too Much Money can’t buy happiness 

I think most of my readers will respond that their happy memories of their life don’t revolve around money.

Happy memories and the stories that I treasure the most revolve around people and experiences with people.

I am thinking about moments that I will never forget with my parents, my wife, daughter, son and now my son-in-law.

An adequate amount of money, and a positive attitude takes you further towards happiness in my mind that just a plum bank account.

The ironic thing is if you have health and money- you can overlook their importance but if that changes negatively- you might have trouble thinking about anything else

rhino artist

perception 101

Unpack that smile in your heart and be happy every day.

Happiness is said to be a choice, and based on the posts that I read regularly, and some wonderful comments from readers over the years – most people do their best to make the choice to be positive, to smile, to be kind, and see their cups more than half full when they wake up.

Certainly there are tough patches always in life, but there is more miles of smooth road trips than flat tires I hope in your life, and hopefully even better roads ahead in your journey.

I don’t care too much for money
For money can’t buy me love
Can’t buy me love, oh
Everybody tells me so

Thanks for reading, and commenting – I will continue to try to post a few times a week. Each time I post I hope I on the right wavelength with you – your comments and suggestions are appreciated. 

In today’s post, this is what I was thinking on Valentines Day and it’s just my out loud thoughts,   – David

About dfolstad58

I live in the South Okanagan. BC. I enjoy reading, exercise, toastmasters. spending time with my son, my daughter, & her husband , and my patient wife. I try to respond personally to every comment on my blog, and in this way I hope to get to know my readers a little bit and and am able to thank readers for their encouragement on what they liked and suggestions on what they would like to see me try in order to improve.
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15 Responses to The Things that Money can’t buy

  1. LA says:

    Money can’t buy happiness. But, you need a minimum to live, and if you don’t that’s a problem

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  2. kennynines says:

    I may be known far and wide someday for my vast collection of rusty old saws that still cut. This is one of my favorites:
    “You will never have enough until you learn to say “Enough”,
    I’m not a big church guy but I do think the one that goes “What shall it profit a man if he should gain the whole world but lose his own soul?” is still pretty sharp, too.

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  3. Lovely thoughts, David. We’ve never made too big of a deal about Valentine’s in our house, because it feels like a corporate-driven thing rather than one that truly comes from the heart. Although I admit that we still exchange cards after all these years, although not every year.


  4. Akshay Iyer says:

    Agreed, There are things that money can buy and then there are things that are more important than that. It’s all about connection and priority.


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