"Time is the stuff life's made of - but which dominates, the biological or the mechanical clock? Money can't buy you love, but still, you can't live without it. Cash can be earned and lost and earned again. Time seems replenishable as each new dawn chases the night, but it can't be replaced. In the end, which matters more in the quest to be happy - time or money?" - Alison Haynes, Time Money Happiness.
Shakespeare said in As You Like It 'He who wants money, means and content is without three good thing.' When I was working I was money rich, time poor, and I hardly had the time to do the things I really wanted to (like blogging!). I find it somewhat ironic that since becoming a mother I have become a lot happier and settled in my life. I lost my entire income and largely my independence disappeared along with it, however I can now spend time with my family, blog, build new friendships, I can keep my house nice, my life organised and mostly I have time to enjoy the most simplest moments. Yesterday the sun was streaming into my lounge, we were listening to Florence and the Machine on vinyl while eating strawberries and watermelon. It's those moments of absolute content, where you are exactly where you want to be, and you could never put a price on that.
"Some mornings I walked out into the courtyard and every living thing there, the seagulls and wagtails, the small trees, and even the stray blades of grass seemed to smile and shine in the sun". Nelson Mandela, Long Walk to Freedom.