You Can’t Buy Happiness… Or Can You?

You know I’m always on the lookout for “secrets” to happiness. I love finding different ways to feel happier and get some life balance, because let’s face it, there’s no secret formula.

Something that works for one person might not be another’s cup of tea. In the wise words of Amy Poehler: good for you, not for me.

Speaking of wise words, you know the saying “money can’t buy happiness?” I came across an article that might contradict this tried and true statement. Hear me out!

Of course, I love retail therapy as much as (or possibly more than) the next person, but I know that splurging on a new handbag or beauty products isn’t going to bring me lasting happiness. Everybody knows that, deep down.

But what about spending money on experiences?

I’m talking about family vacations that bring everyone together, even if it’s just for the weekend. A girls trip with your college friends spent reminiscing about old memories and making many new ones.


Sure, airfare and hotels can get pricey. But at the end of the day it’s a purchase that brings you laughs and memories on which you simply can’t put a price tag.

How’s that for a so-called “secret” to happiness?

So, ladies, my challenge for you is simple: if you score a nice bonus or find you have a little more disposable income than usual at the end of the month, resist the urge to blow it a material thing and plan a trip with the ones you love most.


Chances are, it’s overdue.

I can’t wait to see the pictures!

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1 comment

  • Deb: April 28, 2016

    I love this idea. Even if you don’t have lots of money do small things together like lunch, a movie, a craft or even something free like a hike. Anything you do with family and friends is good stuff full of happiness and memories. ❤️

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