What's life without whimsy?!

There was once a point in my life where I hoarded money and try to save every dime. I thought that it would make me happy to have numbers on a screen that represented my bank account... I didn't do much other than work and sleep and occasionally spend a dime or two around town. This lifestyle left me rich in money, but poor in every other aspect.

A few years ago I had an epiphany; I just realized that what I wanted most of all from life wasn't to be rich. Money didn't matter as long as I had a roof over my head and food on my plate. I knew that I had to make some changes and refocus my efforts. I started to volunteer here and there for random charity events. I donated money and realized just how great it felt...but I think, most selfishly (unfortunately), some of the greatest times I've spent were spending on incredibly useless things. 

To call them useless is in the old mind-set. I would have once deemed these things irrelevant to my life and worthless. Little did I know then that their worth was much greater than cash. What they were worth was smiles; they put smiles on the faces of my friends and have given me memories that I will take to the grave.

Sometimes it takes a lot to remind yourself to live it up, but you really only get one chance at life. I'd love to spend mine broke and cheerful as opposed to rich and miserable. I'm not saying you can't be happy with money, just that sometimes the justification for spending the money is simply to have fun. 

Go out and buy something silly... learn to walk on stilts, unicycle, paint, dance... just do what you love and spread some joy. That is what life is all about!


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