Day 7: Diary of the Non-Rich

Dear diary,

Isn’t it ridiculous that I have to write something like this? But let’s give it a try. Like all of rich people, who once gave themselves a try. 

I sometimes envy the rich people, those materially rich creatures who live in a luxurious house, drive in their fancy cars, and wear branded clothes. 

I sometimes envy the rich people, those materially rich creatures who don’t ever mind what or where to eat because they have a lot of money, those who can give their bodies any treatment they want, those who regularly go to hair-spa, or facial treatment, or something like that. 

I sometimes envy those who can travel wherever they want without being stressed out about the budget. I sometimes envy those rich people who study abroad with their own money, forgetting about LPDP and another so-called scholarship. I envy those who can buy any books they want without being so burdened or insecure about money. 

I sometimes envy them. 

Until I realize, I only envy the results. 

It is not my portion to judge them why they use their money like that. It is not up to them, too, I mean, but, I just won’t judge. 

The thing I often overlook is, how they gain their money. Those rich people may get their money from being a visionary, discipline, smart-working, and grateful human being. Maybe some of them not, but let’s see the bright side. 

As time goes by, I realize too, that every tiny peny won’t get us satisfied. No matter how much it is.

I know, none of these earthly pleasures determine my contentment. They make us happy, maybe, or let’s say that they make us satisfied, but I don’t feel like it will last permanently. We strive more and more, every single day, right?

I am a non-rich person here, but I live, and life is precious. 

I am a non-rich person here, but I don’t feel I am poor because I am provided, every day. 

I am a non-rich person here, but I am able to give.

I am a non-rich person here, but I am content. 

So, dear diary, thank you for recording this writing. One day, I will give you an update on how I (by the grace of God) finally can buy any books I want because money isn’t a great deal anymore. 

See you!

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Elisabeth Yosephine

Not an open book. I tell things I want people to know. Even so, I tell them in different viewpoints according to what response I want to get.

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