A Happy Family Is Not the One Who Spends Most

Sheri Reed

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Emily's recent What Matters Most post over at Remodeling This Life, about her son's simple second birthday weekend, was a nice reminder for me this week.

No day's happiness in the life of this family will ever be valued on how much money we spend. Not ever.

Emily writes:

"My kids don’t care how much money we have or how much money we spend. My son just had a weekend full of birthday celebrations. I baked cupcakes to take to the park so he could run around with friends and cover his face in chocolate all in one morning. Cost? $3. Friday night, we made another cake and gave him a couple of his favorite things—a couple puzzles and a toy car. Cost? $18. He doesn’t care what something costs—he just enjoyed being around smiling family and friends and having a day that was his."

Ahhh, that's right. That is what it's all about. Thank you for the reminder, Emily.

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