Hey, wrong cliché. Sometimes we don’t realize what we have right in front of us until it’s gone.
I look at people with all this money they just have to throw around and do amazing things like vacations and buy 3 new cars and I sometimes wish I had all that. Or some girl has married into money and she is with some really hot guy who inherited so much money…
Then there are the people who have gotten engaged and married and all that good stuff… and I sit and think, “Man, what I wouldn’t give to have a perfect life with a man and a shit ton of money and a big wedding…”
Then I look at my life. I look at the lives of those around me. I see their unhappiness. Well, for some people. I see how they go on vacation after vacation, looking glamorous, but they’re alone. They try so hard to smile, and feign this “Single life is awesome” but I know well they want someone to share it with.
That girl who married into money? He beats her. Treats her like a trophy and throws money at her, but the material possessions do not bring her joy.
I will take what I have over that any day. I am content with a simple life. I know how to make meals from pretty much anything… I would know how to survive without electricity (even if I don’t want to) and I have an idea of what it is like to struggle.
I would take my having a boyfriend who earns decent money and treats me with respect and is honest over some rich dude with a superiority complex.
What I have, my bird in the hand is worth more than two in the bush because I’ve learned to appreciate what I have. Not everything that glitters is gold. The grass isn’t always greener on the other side… Ya know, that whole shtick. The Devil you know is better than the Devil you don’t know. And I may not have a Devil in my life, but I’m happy with what I have, struggles, accomplishments, whatever.
I can let go of what I have currently in hopes to find something better, but why? I’m perfectly content with where I am in my life. Things may not be where I expected them to be, but it’s better than going for something else and it amounting to a dead end.
I’m not saying we should settle, but if what we have now is working and we are content, then there is probably no reason to let that go for a possibility that might or might not work out.