Money Tree

Tonight I want to write about something that brings pleasure to all, but also so much destruction – money! Of course, it is very admirable to have ambition and to strive to have a good job that pays well. However, it becomes an issue when you are in competition with everyone around you, thinking that the key to success and happiness is the amount in your bank account, we need to humble ourselves. Of course money can contribute to your happiness, of course money can make things a lot easier for yourself, and of course money is vital to life, but remember – money is attractive but greed is ugly. You may find a person’s ambition to be something that doesn’t earn a lot of money and that is ok, success come’s in all different ways and a goal is a goal, it doesn’t matter what you are striving for as long as the outcome is best for you – whether that is to be an entrepreneur, doctor, bus driver, or cleaner, if it brings you happiness then you will excel in whatever job role you choose, even if that isn’t money wise – you may earn respect rather than money. Lets stop looking down on each other and comparing our lives to others, let’s stop choosing jobs we don’t like because they pay well, lets put ourselves first and remember “find the job you love and you won’t ever have to work a day in your life” – because this is what greed can do to you:

A beautiful tree once stood vibrant and tall,

In the back garden of a rich family who could afford to have it all,

They watered it each day with the most expensive water you could get,

Hoping to create a money tree,

But after this they started to regret,

The tree turned black and its roots expanded,

Into the neighbouring garden – even the plants that were stranded,

It’s black roots intertwined with the green stalks nearby,

Where the man who owned the plants used tap water and natural sunlight,

The money tree’s roots wrapped round the beautiful plants killing them all suddenly,

But the old man thought he’d replant them – and luckily,

He spent time, love, care and they grew again quicker,

But the rich family spent money on artificial sunlight to make their tree bigger, 

So the man got a digger,

He destroyed the money tree,

Then his whole garden was filled with glee,

The broken plants were now not so feeble,

And the rich family learnt that money really was the root to all evil.