From a personal ad:

Have an appetite for LIFE AS IT IS rather than life as you want it to be!!!!!

I was amused at this particular personal ad quote because I’ve just been thinking how my financial situation stalled a number of years ago. It’s been back on the move for some time but had it not stalled, I wouldn’t have any debt now. Why did it stall? Because I was fine with life as it was. The mountain of debt I was under seemed too big to fight.

Surely there’s a balance to be struck. Not being satisfied with anything is a sure recipe for misery, but without wanting a little more, or wanting things just a bit better, they’ll never get any better.


It just occurred to me that if the writer does convince those who read her ad to be happy with the current state of their lives, she’s not going to get many responses!