Path to Joy: 2nd of 12 – Money
What are the two quickest ways to double your money? Answer: Fold it in half. You can also watch your money in a mirror.
Question 2: Where can you always find money? Answer: In the dictionary.
Here’s more money humor:
Joe says, “I hate paying income tax.”
Mary says, “You should be a good citizen and pay with a smile.
Joe answers, “I’d like to, but they insist on money.”
Read more Funny Money Jokes.
Welcome to Succeed and Soar’s Path to Joy: Money, adapted from The Treasure Chest’s “The Twelve Rules of Happiness.” Of the 2nd Path, much has been said, including:
- The love of money is the root of all kinds of evil. Bible, I Timothy 6:10
- The lack of money is the root of all evil. – Mark Twain [This quote is also attributed to George Bernard Shaw]
- A man in debt is so far a slave. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
- A penny saved is a penny earned. – Benjamin Franklin
Check out these 18 Money Management Tips to Improve Finances
This Post’s Featured Art, “Money,” A Visual Meditation.
A man who both spends and saves money is the happiest.
What I like best about the picture.
While I like the sun, the flowers and their roots, the moon is special because it’s new and growing toward full. I like the silver rays radiating from the moon as it lights the dark times.
What does this picture teach?
THE SEEDS: Some are flying away from the flowers. Some land nearby and are developing their own roots. This teaches me that letting go can be as beneficial – even necessary – as holding things close.
THE FLOWER AND SEEDLING ROOTS: They teach that anchors are important and that sources of nourishment and enrichment are sometimes hidden.
NIGHT AND DAY: Both times can be meaningful and productive, literally and symbolically. They are parts of the whole.
How can these insights lead to joy?
With money, how it’s obtained and dispersed can be paths to joy. Money can be spent-sent out into the world to buy things that improve life. In saving and keeping money close, it can grow within easy reach. The picture reminds that those who both spend and save can be happiest.
These ‘Paths to Joy’ are adapted from The Treasure Chest, an old book I found years ago. Page 117 contained “The Twelve Rules of Happiness.” Of special delight is using paints markers and ink to illustrate meditations inspired by this wisdom. The technique is adapted from the book Visual Journaling, Going Deeper Than Words, by Barbara Ganim and Susan Fox.