“Mom says money doesn’t buy happiness.”
Hagar the Horrible’s response:
“She’s right son. But lots of money can be enough to distract you from being sad!”
Here’s an interesting thought:
“When a man has taken a new wife, he shall not go out to war or be charged with any business; he shall be free at home one year, and bring happiness to his wife whom he has taken.” Deut 24:5
This is the only verse in the NKJV where happiness appears. It appears no place in KJV! (Cheer Her up).
The old preachers taught that “happiness” is based on happenings. Hagar was on target, the inner needs and longings can be assuaged by, events, wine, money, someone; any of these work briefly as distractions.
The old line is on the mark:
Money can’t buy back your youth when you’re old, a friend when you’re lonely, or a love that’s grown cold.”
Hat’s off to Hagar’s distraction!
Larry Lilly. Make today count