I spent the evening at the home of my boss who own a gorgeous home out in the country. Not only is his home gorgeous, it’s a large home on 25 acres and includes a barn, guest home and lots of pasture for his three horses. As I stood on the porch, I watched 3 deer walk across the grass It’s such a peaceful setting.
As he gave me a tour of his home, I thought to myself, “I’d be a lot happier if I had a home this big”.
After a few hours, I left his house and drove through a maze of twisty, dimly lit roads to my much smaller home that’s probably not much bigger than his barn. Our home is not decorated as well nor does it have fancy landscaping, exotic stones or many deer passing through the yard. The grass is a little longer than it should be and there are toys scattered throughout the backyard.
It certainly isn’t on par with the house I just visited.
And then I started thinking.
If I had a bigger home I wouldn’t see my kids as much.
If I had a bigger home I wouldn’t be able to hear my kids laugh themselves silly.
If I had a bigger home I wouldn’t overhear the funny stories they tell each other.
Then then I realized that a bigger home wouldn’t make me any happier because I’m already as happy as a father can be.