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Old 09-23-2021, 04:24 AM   #1
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Default I am poor but happy!

I am poor but happy.

I have no desire to be rich and never will be.

I teach online and barely make ends meet. I do pay my bills but don't earn much and am paying lots of taxes here. Most of my earnings are going towards taxes.

I am happy nevertheless.

I don't have much interest in materialism so I just get by with what I have.

I am doing ok. I pay for everything but every minute I'm awake I teach or sleep.

I had several setbacks because of my illness but am stable for the past five years now.

So, I feel blessed with my stability and am grateful for what I have.

I like working but at times wish I could just take it easy.

I have been homeless so I know I am blessed with my current situation.

Anybody who is homeless or has been homeless, please don't give up! I know when you are homeless, life seems bleak. But, life is a journey, so keep striving for the best and hoping for the best!

Hugs to all of you who have suffered or are suffering!
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Old 09-23-2021, 08:21 AM   #2
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Default Re: I am poor but happy!

I too am poor but happy, however I do strive to be rich. Through work endeavors or lottery wins. But I do like having money too. I'm basically comfortable but can't purchase big things without a plan of attack. Like I need tires before winter and it's getting closer. Really 2 are bad but i have all wheel drive so i have to come up with money to buy 4. That's hard cause i wanted to refinance my car and i need money for that too. I am generally happy but i don't like being poor.
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Old 09-28-2021, 04:47 PM   #3
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I don't like being poor either but am healthier now. I traded in big bucks for my health. I could not be happier!! I am seeking other jobs to keep me afloat. I will be ok. Life is fun yet busy now. I could not be better!!
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Default Re: I am poor but happy!

I think what you say makes a lot of sense-- you find happiness in yourself and what you do and can contribute, not how much monetary gain you make from it. I'm a lot like you. I am poor, but blessed to have a roof over my head and food on the table and shoes on my feet. I am grateful and find happiness in the little I do have. I too have seen harder "hardships" than I have now. Maybe that helps us see things from a specific perspective. Enjoy life with what you have. It's all you got!
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Old 10-02-2021, 03:39 PM   #5
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Thank you so much! Yes, I am a product of my experiences, including being homeless. Each day I wake up, I feel grateful for my existence. Please don't get me wrong though about money- it is important! But, I would not trade in my self-worth or my life for money. I would rather be poor and do what I can in this world that does not compromise my self-esteem and worth as a human. I am happier today because I have been through the valleys and now am climbing the mountains for my survival. Life is an adventure. I hope to reach the summit of the mountain and plateau from this point.
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Still poor and happy, I am surviving!! Best wishes to you all!
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My family is not helping me now. I am scurrying around to find another job. I am happier but the pressure is making me stressed. I have no symptoms - just pressure. I will always be poor. But, I need to survive and know I must focus on this. I liked just teaching. Too bad it does not pay for all my bills. Hmmm, I am confident I will find another job but preparing for it is difficult. I am spending my downtime on reading or writing for my online courses. I am taking it one step at a time. I wish the taxes were more reasonable here. But, at least, I have good health insurance! It is a right here, not a privilege. So, I will survive hopefully.
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I am fine but feel the pressure still. I shall survive though. I am confident this time I will remain independent.
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I am searching for a second job to keep me afloat. I am having a good time looking. I am enjoying my classes and poking around for jobs. I'm in no hurry since I have a job already. I am doing ok but not saving enough. I have to be wise about money. I know eventually, I can't work forever. I sometimes wish I could have gotten disability income to carry me through. But, I am living as a foreigner in another country now. Also, I never qualified for disability by my psych doc. Oh well.
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