This is a conversation my husband and I have had in the past.
Kevin: “I am so jealous of you. As a stay-at-home mom, you have the life of a billionaire, minus the billions. You can do whatever you want everyday!”
Me (laughing cynically): “No, I cannot do whatever I want because we have limited resources, and two little demanding people follow me all day.”
Kevin: “What would you do with more money that you can’t do now?”
Me: completely silent. Stewing over this question.
Kevin: “Seriously…what would change?”
The short answer is nothing. I would change nothing.
Our basic needs are met, we have each other, we have our health, we have loving family and friends….what else do we really need?
That last question lingers in my mind every time I find myself wishing for more.
When I envision what “more” would look like, it basically resembles my current life.
I realize that quantity is what I would change in most cases.
Example: More Date Nights
We have one date night a month now, so all that would change is the quantity of dates. The dates would not be “better” just because there are more of them. We still have to put in the effort and love.
More money cannot improve things. It can enable things, yes.
But if you step back and look at your life with fresh eyes, you might find (as I did) you already have what you want.
What would change? Nothing.