Faux fur jacket: Forever 21 (old) (similar)
Shirt: Club Monaco (old)
Pumps: Christian Louboutin
Clutch: Michael Kors (in snake print)
Gold ring: Coach
Good morning friends! I snatched this jacket earlier this year when Forever 21 had their annual winter sale. Guess how much it is? It's CRAZILY CHEAP ($18.99)! I had to check my archive to get the exact amount. Even though it's inexpensive, I feel so "rich" in it. I've always been intimidated by fur jacket because I usually look like a snowball in one but this one feels so good!
You know, I love reading motivational books. I have to share this story because it ties to the theme of my post today and you will feel so uplifted after reading it. :)
A wealthy father decided to show his seven-year-old son how the "poor people" lived. They drove from their big home in the city to a little farm in the country where this friend and his "poor" family lived.
They spent the night with the family in their little wood-framed house. They had no television, no fancy furniture, and no carpet. Since there was no entertainment in the house, this family sat out on the front porch, where they sang, told stories, and laughed together.
After being there two nights, the wealthy father and son headed back home. The father was very curious to see if his son had learned his intended lesson. So he asked him how he liked it.
The little boy said, "Oh, Dad, I really loved it."
"Well, son, do you see how poor people can be?"
"Yes, Dad. I do."
"Tell me, what exactly did you learn?"
"Well, Dad, I learned that we have one dog at home, and they have four. We have a swimming pool in the middle of our backyard, but they have a stream with no end. We have fancy lanterns on our house, but they have the stars. We watch TV by ourselves at night, but they sit around as a family and have fun."
His dad shook his head, knowing that his plan had backfired.
But then his son added: "Dad, thank you so much for showing me how poor we really are."
You can have great wealth and be miserable and lonely. Or you can have very little and still be happy and fulfilled. It's all in your approach to life.
An excerpt from Every Day a Friday: How to Be Happier 7 Days a Week by Joel Osteen
Do you feel rich from the inside out?