How is money a blessing in your life?

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This simple question can do wonders with the way you relate to money.

There is a large number of people who literally resent money, as if they are a slave to it (i.e. "I can't do X without money"). And so they often feel like a victim or they feel burdened, but if you focused your attention on how money is a blessing, you will relate to it in a much lighter way.

This will impact the way you do business and how you spend it.

So, how is money a blessing in your life?
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Ten
    Money is a blessing in my life in that it allows me to buy things like food, shelter, clothing, water, and social activities with those that I care about.
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    • Profile picture of the author asiancasanova
      Money is a blessing in that it gives more me more options and freedom.

      Lack of money = chained to bills, only being able to buy cheap/discounted stuff

      Abundance of money = no more worrying over bills, and can buy nicer things, enjoy a higher quality life.
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      • Profile picture of the author JasonChoi
        Originally Posted by asiancasanova View Post

        Lack of money = chained to bills, only being able to buy cheap/discounted stuff
        Something to think about:

        How is the lack of money a blessing?

        What do you learn from it? What does it teach you about yourself?

        What does it motivate you to do instead?

        How is it that bills are a blessing?

        If you think about it, bills suggest the companies trust you enough to pay them a month after you use their service, something to think about!!

        Imagine what it would be like if you had to pay bills up front! With this awareness could you be grateful for your bills?
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  • Money is a leverage for me to accomplish the things I need to do in my life.
    It's more or less a tool, or resource, whichever way you look at it, in order to accomplish what you want.

    Remember, its not really the money we want - deep down its what we wanna do with the cash is what we're after. Besides, money by itself is useless without the motive.

    It's been a blessing in my life because it's allowed me to help build and create the world that I am trying to shape for my people. The more money I make, the more value I can build for the industry I'm in. I also get to have a lifestyle that is in line with my values and my vision.

    Money is great. Although it's not the end-all, be-all. It's definitely a platform to catapult you to your ideals.
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  • Profile picture of the author Evocess
    Most people measure their self-worth by their bank account. The bigger it is, the better they feel about themselves. Because we put so much energy into earning money, it represents the very energy of life as we see it.

    Money is a result of effort.
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  • Profile picture of the author Bluestarace
    Honestly, it gives me the opportunity to help others who don't have much of it.
    I used to be one of those who resented money..lol..but seeing how the absence of it affects people..well I changed my mind.

    Even though it's just a paper, it is very powerful. It decides life or death for some people. So for me money is a medium through which I can attempt to help the less fortunate.
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    • Profile picture of the author JanelleJ
      Originally Posted by Bluestarace View Post

      Honestly, it gives me the opportunity to help others who don't have much of it.
      I used to be one of those who resented money..lol..but seeing how the absence of it affects people..well I changed my mind.

      Even though it's just a paper, it is very powerful. It decides life or death for some people. So for me money is a medium through which I can attempt to help the less fortunate.
      Refreshing words. I agree. Money used to be a source of frustration for me, but now it's a resource to help others.
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  • Profile picture of the author trenabauer
    money can buy everything we want...
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  • Profile picture of the author davidsu
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    if you focused your attention on how money is a blessing, you will relate to it in a much lighter way.
    I really like your words...

    Money is a blessing in my life because with it I can help help my family to have a better life, a better health, a better house, a better education, a better feature
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  • Profile picture of the author ibiamu
    Hi, money is the root of evil qouted by the holy scripture(Bible). Although money play important roll in our life. money helps you to achieve your goal so quick and money can lead you to do evil. So, is good when you aquire it in a legitimate way.
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    • Profile picture of the author JasonChoi
      Originally Posted by ibiamu View Post

      Hi, money is the root of evil qouted by the holy scripture(Bible).
      Actually the bible does NOT say that. Here's what it really says:

      For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows. (1 Timothy 6:10)
      The phrase 'love of money' in the Greek literally means greed or avarice. You can see it for yourself.

      I share this because many people believe that having money is bad or desiring wealth is somehow evil. The problem is greed which is really an indication of lack and therefore an expression of poverty consciousness.

      I hope this makes sense.
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      • Profile picture of the author jamiller
        Originally Posted by JasonChoi View Post

        Actually the bible does NOT say that. Here's what it really says:



        The phrase 'love of money' in the Greek literally means greed or avarice.

        I share this because many people believe that having money is bad or desiring wealth is somehow evil. The problem is greed which is really an indication of lack and therefore an expression of poverty consciousness.

        I hope this makes sense.
        I couldn't have said it better myself

        So many people misinterpret this, and I thank you for helping them out. I have done the same with people who have misquoted this scripture in my life. They mean well, but simply are not seeing the big picture.
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  • Profile picture of the author project1010
    Some people feel that they and they alone are responsible for their success, that their intelligence and abilities made it so. This is the serious challenge of wealth: to not be deceived by your own ego but to remember that it is G-d who gives us the power to become prosperous.
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  • Profile picture of the author Gerald Arno
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    Money is all about perception and priority.

    If you chase money you'll never get money. You should see money as a product, a reward for your previous efforts.

    Money should never be the primary target, because you'll never ever get enough of it.

    Your focus should be in producing substantial results that tie more and more into your overall success and brand.

    Your brand and level of authority mostly determines how successful you will be.
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  • Profile picture of the author Joe Benjamin
    Money is a blessing. With it I can do a LOT of things I
    normally couldn't do without it - for example:

    #1. Spending Quality Time With Family And Relatives -

    Quite frankly, I've been spending more time with family
    BECAUSE of money. How?

    Some argue you need very little. I say bulls**t. If you
    can make lots of it -- make it.

    You NEED money to go from point where you are to a
    cousin, uncle, mother, father or best friend. It's called
    GAS.

    If your transportation breaks down you need money to
    FIX the problem (either by yourself or professionally).

    You need to take care of YOUR well-being before you
    can truly relax and enjoy the company of loved ones.

    #2. Traveling - Not everyone's into traveling. For me,
    I don't want to have to wonder where my next meal is
    going to come from or how I'm going to afford a plane
    or train ticket from one place to another.

    Traveling BECOMES a LOT more fun when you're mind
    is free on how your going to pay your bills.

    Can you get around with no cash? Sure. You can make
    life harder on yourself. But why?

    #3. Freedom - Money IS freedom in society.

    The more of it you have the more *liquid* you can be.

    I can EAT whatever food I want to live a healthy life-
    style. I can GIVE freely to whomever I want for sheer
    pleasure.

    Heck, two weeks ago I was able to help a brother who
    was going to be forced to park his car for two weeks (
    his major form of transportation) because his insurance
    was due.

    After turning to everyone else with money problems...
    his final resort was coming to me -- and just like that I
    had the resources and ability to fix his problem...

    instantly.

    There was no *Gee, let me see what I can do...*. It's
    as simple as "Sure".

    Being able to help family in that way IS a blessing and
    it shows how powerful and influencial money can have
    on peoples lives fir better or worse.

    That's the blessing I see in it anyway...
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  • Profile picture of the author MonetizeScripts
    money = less stress

    Lack of money = creepy life
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  • Profile picture of the author stopper
    Money is a blessing that enables me to do what I like doing Like being on the warrior forum right now.
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  • Profile picture of the author riniwida
    i think i never meet money that can blessing my life, but it can help me to get blessed
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  • Profile picture of the author StephenJJackson
    You know, money is a tool. How you use that tool is how blessings are provided. Just having money is not a blessing. I know people who have a lot of money and they are miserable. In fact, people that don't understand money will end up using it to destroy themselves.

    Look at some of the people that have won lotteries. Many of them have destroyed themselves because they don't understand money itself. They only know what society has told them, that if they have money they'll be better off. That is such crap.

    Money is a tool. It should be used to understand more about that tool, how to use it to get better tools, and how to use it to help others. This is where the blessing resides.

    Some people rate money up there with oxygen, water and food. Although you can't live without oxygen, water, and food, you could live without money. It might be difficult, but it simply proves it shouldn't be the center of a person’s life, or considered a blessing just because you have it.

    Just a thought,

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    • Profile picture of the author Vienn
      Originally Posted by StephenJJackson View Post

      You know, money is a tool. How you use that tool is how blessings are provided. Just having money is not a blessing. I know people who have a lot of money and they are miserable. In fact, people that don't understand money will end up using it to destroy themselves.

      Look at some of the people that have won lotteries. Many of them have destroyed themselves because they don't understand money itself. They only know what society has told them, that if they have money they'll be better off. That is such crap.


      Good point! And I remember one quote I read from Stumbleupon that says:

      "Some people are so poor. All they have is money."

      Powerful stuff, huh?
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  • Profile picture of the author doomzday
    Money almost buys everything, of course its a blessing!
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  • Profile picture of the author Laura De Giorgio
    It enables me to do what I love, whenever I want it and to the extent that I want it.
    It enables me to buy all the things I need to have fun and express my creativity through the products I create.
    It enables me to buy the books I want to read, to pay for all the courses and workshops I want to attend, to buy all the cool software programs and all the internet marketing toys I want to play with.
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  • Profile picture of the author keithgillaspy
    I too used to be conflicted thinking that wanting wealth was somehow contrary to "Christian" beliefs. I now believe that the accumulation of wealth for the sole purpose of accumulating goes against most higher principles. Every dollar that I earn and spend ultimately helps someone else, so I focus on building wealth and circulating an appropriate portion to help others earn.
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  • Profile picture of the author Vienn
    Originally Posted by JasonChoi View Post

    This simple question can do wonders with the way you relate to money.

    There is a large number of people who literally resent money, as if they are a slave to it (i.e. "I can't do X without money"). And so they often feel like a victim or they feel burdened, but if you focused your attention on how money is a blessing, you will relate to it in a much lighter way.

    This will impact the way you do business and how you spend it.

    So, how is money a blessing in your life?

    Aside from providing for my basic needs (food, clothing and shelter), I also consider my money a blessing when it blesses others. For example, when my business makes money, it blesses the people who are working for me as well. Giving to charities is another one.
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  • Profile picture of the author atlantarobin
    Money. It's a God thing. An answer to a prayer, a blessing, a curse... regardless of the situation, inevitably someone's going to mention His name in conjunction, both for good and not so good.
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  • Profile picture of the author maskmirror
    Yeah, money is definitely a fun thing to be earning...on the other hand: a few years ago I was struggling to make ends meet and quite literally wasn't sure each day whether or not I could afford a meal. Oddly enough, this was one of the happiest times of my life. The reason was that, without money, I was forced to fight for the basic necessities of life (food and water). Consequently, I came to appreciate those basics for how important they really are.

    I also spent a few years living in South America. I visited the jungle a couple of times and had the privilege of making contact with the people that live there. Needless to say, those people did not have a lot of money. Their concerns were to survive. And yet, these people seemed very content with their lives.

    So my point is: yeah, money is great, but it doesn't make you happy if you don't appreciate what you already have. It doesn't make you happy if you're unaware of how lucky you are to have what you have without money (i.e. air to breathe, sunshine to feel, etc.). Philosophy/psychology has long established a hierarchy of needs (Maslow's hierarchy of needs - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia), starting from the very basic (survival) to the highest level of self actualization.
    I feel I'm blessed to have known a period in my life where I was forced to focus on my survival. It taught me money itself does not make you happy.

    I think realising this makes the difference between money being your burden or your blessing.
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    • Profile picture of the author JasonChoi
      Originally Posted by Vienn View Post

      Good point! And I remember one quote I read from Stumbleupon that says:

      "Some people are so poor. All they have is money."

      Powerful stuff, huh?
      lol, I like that! Very powerful!

      Originally Posted by maskmirror View Post

      So my point is: yeah, money is great, but it doesn't make you happy if you don't appreciate what you already have. It doesn't make you happy if you're unaware of how lucky you are to have what you have without money (i.e. air to breathe, sunshine to feel, etc.)

      I feel I'm blessed to have known a period in my life where I was forced to focus on my survival. It taught me money itself does not make you happy.

      I think realising this makes the difference between money being your burden or your blessing.
      Excellent point! I was once in a situation where I was surviving as well, and I can totally relate to what you said here! Appreciation made a HUGE difference for me! Thanks for sharing!
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  • Profile picture of the author bellakristen
    Money is a blessing until it plays a vital role in your personal life.Money should follow us due to our hardwork.We should not chase for money.We have to get satisfied with wat v hav.Otherwise the result will b worse.
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  • Profile picture of the author cssbros
    Money is so powerful that it can either get you on top or put you below the root.
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  • Profile picture of the author NaJedynce
    Answering topic question :
    A lot! Why? Because (unfortunelly) money gives perspectives to do almost anything, gives you a chance to fulfill your dreams, which is motivational as hell doesn't it? I'm wondering what the world would look like without a currency which money are.
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  • Profile picture of the author hbteos234
    Heard a quote once that said 'money is like manure, if you pile it up it stinks, but if you spread it around it does a lot of good"
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  • Profile picture of the author Kostas Papadakis
    I could not say money is a blessing...instead money is just a tool to make your life easier!
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  • its just an instrument to believe that I can coz I know how....deep thought right?
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  • Profile picture of the author joesfortune
    There was a time when I took to money as something that provided ease, comfort and necessities.

    Now it is like raindrops in a desert - so sparse and so far between. If it is a blessing, which is quite banal, I wish I am blessed right now.
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  • Profile picture of the author chiukev
    Money allows us to be more of what/who we already are....

    If we are generous, money allows us to give more...
    If we b*stards to start with, money just allows us to be
    more of a b*stard!
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  • It's really a blessing because it provides foods and basic needs for my family.
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  • Profile picture of the author Sugar Cube
    Money is of course a blessing in my life, but I am saying again it is only one of the many blessings in life. It does not teach you how to live in happiness but it gives the options so that you can have all the resources of happiness. Money does not guarantee success in life but gives all the necessary things that you need to achieve that success.
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