I had a great time with my relatives yesterday at my grandmother’s 83rd birthday celebration. It was like a family reunion. We enjoyed sharing stories and updating ourselves with the latest happenings in their lives and so many other things.
One of my relatives was the focus of our story because she is now very successful with her businesses. Everyone was teasing her that she already has lots of money in the bank. Although it was true, she still humbly denies it with a loud laughter. As we go on with our chit chats, she told us that she is not having a good night sleep for a long period of time now. She said she has been thinking a lot of things lately and she can no longer sleep at night. I was a bit worried about her. At the back of my mind, I was wondering about the reason of not having a good sleep at night. I was thinking she doesn’t have problems anymore because she already has everything. But I was wrong. Because of so many concerns on her businesses, she’s experiencing sleepless nights for almost a month now.
Thinking about her story, I began to realize that having a good life is not about having a lot of money. In short, money is not everything. Many people thought when they have everything, they will be the happiest in the world. However, true joy and peace and happiness does not depend on these material things but to the One who is Great and Mighty.