Today’s Ten Million Dollar Question Is…

Okay, well, the truth is, I don’t have ten million dollars to give you.  I hope you would’ve read this post even without the prospect of becoming an instant millionaire.  But the thought of being financially blessed does tie in with today’s “Wondering Wednesday” question…

Do you take the time to celebrate the things you have or focus more on what you still want?

47 thoughts on “Today’s Ten Million Dollar Question Is…

  1. Awe!! here you caught my attention with 10 million 😛 But! to answer your question, I do try to focus on what I want which is to travel, thus the reason I am saving as much as I can so I can better prepare my photo journal book sometime down the road 🙂

      • Oh, that sounds like LOTS of fun! I’d love to go to Europe, Africa, Australia, then Asia in that order, and photograph them all. Though I don’t necessarily feel like dragging 50 pounds of photography gear around the world. What do you shoot with?

  2. I’m happy with what I have. When I’m in the mountains, feeling small, everything seems insignificant. The mountains do what they do and what I want doesn’t matter.

  3. oh good lord!! I typed a no doubt t SO I’d say I wish I could do more with and for my adult kids.oo winded answer and before my last sentence hit something and it’s not showing here.SO long story short (I’ll try not to build the clock.) , When younger I was more selfish and did my share of wishing and hoping. And I thought I had eons in which to earn what I dreamt of. My focusing actions , however, is another thing. As an older person I regret not being able to do more for and with my now grown children. Other than that I focus more on what and how to get rid of- downsizing.. I’d rather live less expensively financially and physically and environmentally. I wish I had enough funds to help those in need- I know that sounds cliché, but I would love to be able to make a difference for people, for animals, for the environment, and towards ( talk about cliché) world peace. My world peace beyond wanting to end the pain and tragedy and grief over loss, but to end greed, to end the ruins to environment and people’s shelter. Oh lord. Babbling

      • Yes I kind of thought I’d be able to do both- with an empty nest (hopefully having gathered more wisdom after raising my own…okay jury may still be out on that one) but not being able to drive makes a lot of what I’d need and what I’d like to do with kids and for kids quite limited where we currently live. SO I have the house space but not some crucial things…like energy needs- they could watch me nap I guess.hahaha, sometimes the ability to move and communicate. Yep could be a good thing for some and traumatic for others. The best laid plans of mice and men…don’t make allowances for condition and disease.

  4. i’ve never been motivated by money, as long as i have enough to live, and to do a few things i enjoy. would life be easier with more? yes, but would i be happier? no. absolutely am happy for what i have.

  5. Even though you never stop wanting, I believe The older you get the less you want and the more satisfied you are with what you have. That’s not to say I will ever give up on my dreams. Blessings to you my friend!

    • I agree. I think as we get older, we realize that priorities shift. You can have all the money in the world, but if you don’t have good health, it means nothing. God bless you as well! 😀

  6. I don’t consider this an either/or question, Rachel, so I will answer yes and yes.

    I think the healthy way to approach life is to relish what you’ve accomplished while still thirsting for more achievement.

    As I get older, I must admit, I prefer to savor a little more and hunger a little less.

    Thanks for this week’s mind-poker, Rachel.

  7. I think a little of both! There’s always things we want (I mean, I could never have enough books, or doggies 😉 ) But I am also very grateful for all the amazing things I do have. I don’t think there’s anything I’m really missing out on, so I don’t just hunger for money like some people do. I’m perfectly fine and comfortable where I am 🙂

  8. I’m with kcg1974 – health of my children and grandbabes. 🙂 Rachel, if you’re planning on doing Camp NaNo and looking for a cabin to join, let me know. We’ve set up a private cabin and have spaces available. 🙂

  9. ‘Do you take the time to celebrate the things you have or focus more on what you still want?’ An interesting question. I don’t celebrate either until times of crisis arise regarding the former or until everything is running smoothly in terms of the latter. I do celebrate those few days when my brain ceases to over think though – those are the times when I can absorb and enjoy the video of life.

      • Obviously I cannot recommend an act of murder as a prerequisite to obtaining peace within the brain! Although maybe you have a skeleton for a dark story based on such a murder?

      • LOL! This is true, but it probably hits too close to home. I have too many skeletons as it is, without adding the skeleton for another story about a murder. Actually I did just come up with a new story idea a couple of days ago. 😀

  10. If have to say I do a little of both. I learned while growing up that it is important to be happy with what you have because many don’t have that luxury. But I also know that if I don’t focus on what I want as well I get complacent and stuck… Never trying to move anywhere or do anything.
    So I like to do both. Focusing on want gives me a drive while celebrating what I have gives me perspective and can calm me down when stress takes over

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