Putting Things in Perspective: Money Doesn’t Matter

Money Doesn't MatterMoney is a necessity. Bills aren’t going to pay themselves. Groceries aren’t going to buy themselves. But sometimes, money is the furthest thing from my mind.

Three days ago, my 2-year old daughter was attacked by our neighbor’s dog. As I was pulling out of the driveway to take her to the emergency room, my neighbor came up to my van, and one of the first things she said to me was “I’ll pay the bill.” Of course my thoughts were Really?! You’ll pay the bill?! Is that really what you think I’m thinking about right now?! Get out of my way, I’m taking my baby to the hospital!

Yes, there are bills to be paid. The emergency room bill. The prescription. The bandages. The over the counter medicine. The follow-up appointment with the pediatrician. Yes, there are bills, but at this point, I really couldn’t care less!

Money is important, but there are things that it just can’t fix. It can’t undo the wound on my daughter’s leg. It can’t erase the memory of my baby girl on the ground being attacked by a dog. The damage is done, and money can’t undo it. It’s times like these that, whether you’re struggling financially or not, money just doesn’t matter.

So, if you’re stressed out about money right now, take a look at the bigger picture, and money may seem a lot less important.

Article by Randi Millward

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