The Magic of Enough


I call it my “Happiness Threshold.” There is an income level that once I’ve achieved it, I’ve found any additional income doesn’t make me any happier. I make a good living now, but there have been times when I made three times as much and other years where I had no household income at all due to a failing prior business, yet I’ve never been happier than I am right now.

I’ve learned that once my basic financial needs are met, additional money doesn’t make me happier. That knowledge freed me from the treadmill pursuit of “More” so I can focus on doing what I love, and that has led to a greater joy than I ever knew was possible.

May your day be filled with blessings.

“Getting rich is life’s biggest booby prize. People who aren’t happy want to be rich. I want to be happy.” –Samuel Adams Beer Founder Jim Koch

With love,



About russtowne

I'm awed by the beauty of nature and the power of love and gratitude. Some of my favorite sensory experiences include waves crashing on rocky shores, waterways in ancient redwood and fern-filled forests, and rain. My wife and I have been married since 1979. We have 3 adult children and 5 grandchildren. I manage a wealth management firm that I founded in 2003. My Beloved is a Special Education teacher for Kindergartners and First Graders. I'm a published author of approximately 60 books in a variety of genres for grownups and children.
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5 Responses to The Magic of Enough

  1. JanBeek says:

    The wisdom of the ages capsulized!

  2. ksbeth says:

    i agree with him, completely.

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