Friday, November 8, 2013

Goddess of Money



People work hard for me and then save me.

Others get me, flaunt me, and throw me away on frivolous things.

While many worship me, few realize I’m not the key to happiness.




This post is in response to the Trifecta Writing Challenge - Week Ninety-three.

Buddhist cosmology tells of Trāyastriṃśa, or the Heaven of Thirty-Three gods, which rule over the human realm. The challenge this weekend is to write exactly 33 words about a god of your own devising that shares heaven with the other thirty-two gods.

38 comments:

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    1. trudgingthroughFog, I am so pleased you liked it! Thank you for stopping by and for your kind comments!

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  2. It's always a pleasure when my wife let's me have some of mine -- I know that much!

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    1. Glen, I feel the same way when there is money left after paying the bills. LOL Thank you for stopping by Glen and for your kind comments! It is always so nice to see you!

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  3. Well done! It is unfortunate that so many do worship this Godess.

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    1. Jo, I am so pleased you enjoyed it. Thank you for stopping by and for your kind comments!

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  4. I just want to win the lottery to show that it will only change me for the better. But that's never how it works. i'd rather be poor and happy than rich and miserable.

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    1. JoJo, while money would be so nice...like you I would rather be poor and happy than rich and miserable. Well said. Thank you for stopping by and for your kind comments!

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  5. Such is the truth. Beautiful take on the prompt.

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    1. I am pleased you liked it.Thank you for stopping in to read and for your kind comments!

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  6. Hi
    Happy to be here again
    Good points brought out here.
    Money is a good!
    But "Beware! It's the Root of All Evil"
    Keep Going
    Best Regards
    Philip Ariel

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    1. PV Ariel, it is good but it sometimes makes me sad when I am short of it and I realize how much I need it to pay for bills, things, or just to survive. It is the root of all evil...still we need it. Thank you for stopping by and for your kind comments!

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  7. Never more true words spoken "I'm not the key to happiness" ~ It is a great reminder during my month of Thanksgiving of all those things which I'm truly thankful and money doesn't make the list!

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    1. Judi, I am so pleased you enjoyed it and it is a poignant piece with Thanksgiving just around the corner. Thank you for stopping by and for your kind comments!

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  8. Well said Kathy! Good take on the prompt. :)

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    1. joyothisdayout, I am so pleased you liked it. This was kind of a hard prompt and this was the first thing that came to mind so I went with it. Thank you for stopping by and for your kind comments!

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  9. So true! Money isn't everything!! Money has never made man happy, nor will it ever!!

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    1. Shilpa, So very true and it goes so very fast and doesn't last. Thank you for stopping by and for your kind comments!

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    1. Kelly, I am so pleased you enjoyed it. Thank you for stopping by and for your kind comments!

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  11. Thoughtful and well conceived. I liked that.

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    1. tedstrutz, I am so pleased you liked it! Thank you for stopping by and for your sweet comments!

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  12. Yeah.. Well.. I'm willing to try out that whole "money can't buy happiness" theory.. ;)

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    1. Mimi, I am not saying it can't help matters and make things a lot better!! Thank you for stopping by and for your kind comments!

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    1. Me, thank you for stopping by and for your kind comments!

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    1. Ivy, thank you! I am so pleased you enjoyed it! It was kind of a difficult prompt but I was awful glad I could participate. Thank you for stopping by and for your kind comments! ♥

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  15. I wonder if these words make people aware about their life more... quite a good take Kathy :)

    Richa

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    1. Richa, I hope they do. I have learned that there is just so much more to life. While money is important, the things that are truly important like my family could never be replaced with money. Stuff can, people can't. Thank you for stopping by and for your kind comments! ♥

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  16. This I subscribe to.. but as they say:

    It's better to be rich an well than poor and sick...

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    1. Bjorn, I agree. Being poor and sick sucks. Money helps...but when it is in short supply you begin to find joy elsewhere. You begin to realize that a person doesn't need a lot of it to be happy. They simply need to find their inner peace and joy from within. Then money becomes a bonus instead of a requirement for happiness. Thank you for stopping by and for you kind comments! ♥

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  17. Oh, yes, the god of money.
    Only one of thirty-three, though? Over here, seems like he's the only one left!
    Great post.

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    1. kymm, I am so pleased you liked it! Thank you for stopping by and for your kind comments! ♥

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  18. Absolutely lovely, Kathy.
    Wonderful life truth!

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    1. Vidya, I am so pleased you liked it! Thank you for stopping by and for your sweet comments! ♥

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  19. This is so apt specially in today's materialistic world!When will human beings learn this lesson that money cannot buy happiness-beautifully written Kathy-loved it:-)

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    1. Atreyee, I didn't learn this lesson myself until I had to make due with very little. Then I really started appreciating what I had and celebrated any surplus. Thank you for stopping by and for your kind comments! ♥

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