Our desires always increase with our possessions. The knowledge that something remains yet unenjoyed impairs our enjoyment of the good before us.(Samuel Johnson)

In other words, the more we attain, the more we want.  The fact that we haven’t experienced things that we want and desire, cripples the joy in appreciating what we have, as we long for more.  Learning to be appreciative for what you have is one of the hardest things possible, but it is possible.  Mind over matter, is key to all troublesome situations.  Mentally attaining more is always more important, than physically attaining more.  We must find a way to find a balance from over indulging in things we do not need.  Count your blessings daily, each morning begins with a new light, take advantage of the time to appreciate just being able to wake up.

If you are not doing good with what little you have, depend upon it, the more money you get the more selfish you would become…If your real desire is to do good, there is no need to wait for money before you do it. (James Allen)

Equating the idea, that you are doing good, because you are making more money is not a sound measure.  Because if you truly wanted to do good, it would not have an attachment to monetary success.  You do good, when you feel good, and sometimes along with money, comes greed which interferes with being able to live simple.  Simple living, revolves around appreciating the little you have, loving what you work hard for, and never losing sight of long-term goals.

There are many people who make a lot of money, and are very unhappy inside.  Try and figure out if you want to do good or obtain more money, because it is easy to get lost in chasing what revolves around monetary value.  Humble is the way to live, while being aware of what you are truly living and working hard for.  Peace, love and prosperity…