June 4th, 2009 at 10:27am
During the 8am news I received a text message from my bank with some nice news. I was paid overnight, and for the first time since early January, my bank balance is in positive territory. That’s some nice news which is sure to put a smile on one’s face.
That said, much like last time I had a positive bank balance, it won’t last long. This afternoon there is a very high probability of a … err, how can I put this to avoid giving specific details … I have a “major infrastructure investment” which will take my bank balance back in to negative territory for the time being.
That doesn’t really bother me though, because there is much more to life than the bottom line on a balance sheet. I was reminded of that this morning when I caught a bus in to the station … (hmm, a bus, a clue to the “major infrastructure investment” … what? No! No I am not buying a bus!)
When I caught the bus this morning I had the same bus driver as usual…late as always, miserable as always. He’s certainly earning more than I am, and if you ever needed proof that money is not the key to happiness…then that’s it.
I was on a situation like that once. It was clear that I shouldn’t be doing the job I was doing at the time. Why else would I be unhappy in what I was doing?
I took the hint. Financially I’m much worse off, but emotionally and spiritually I am much better off. It hasn’t been easy, but it is starting to prove fruitful.