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Happiness: Woman Has Not Used Money In 15 Yrs

I have often wondered if we really need money and if the world would work better with out it.  I know this is a radical idea in our American Dream Get Rich Quick Instant Gratification Culture where we feel we need money to be happy.   But I have heard of people who live with very little or no money and through either a self sufficient lifestyle or a simplified lifestyle feel they are much happier than when they were in the “Rat Race.’  Now with our infinite growth paradigm starting to collapse it is wonderful to see pioneers such as this woman in Germany. What do you think? Can you see a way you could live without money or with much less?

Happiness: Woman Has Not Used Money In 15 Yrs.

The Happiest of New Years!

My enthususiastic daughter

Woke up feeling very grateful today for my wonderful family and friends and knowing that whatever challenges lie ahead I know we will always have each other to love and support. I have been blessed to be able to help a friend who is a single mother these past few months. She has a twelve year old daughter who spends time with my daughters and we have been able to pick her up from the YMCA and offer her sleepovers when it was difficult for her mother due to her work schedule at the local hospital. Have also helped out with a broken toilet, getting her car safely home from being stranded on our icy mountain roads, helping her break into her house when she lost her keys, bringing her dog to the vet when it was hit by a car and offering some eFoods meals when they couldn’t get to the store because of the snow and ice. Today the Mom and the daughter each sent us cards of appreciation with an invitation to breakfast and a day at the incredible Biltmore Estate here in Asheville, to be followed by a home made dinner they want to cook for us. What really touched me was the handwritten words of thankfulness from the daughter. They were so sweet and heartwarming in their simplicity and cute misspellings. Brought tears to my eyes. I feel so blessed to have the ability to share and help others in their time of need and to have such beautiful friends that I consider extended family. May your New Year be filled with beautiful magical treasured moments like these. Happy New Year!

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