Money May Not Buy Happiness, But It’ll Buy Me A Boat

They say money can’t buy happiness. Eh, I beg to disagree.

Maybe having $100 million in the bank account won’t bring me happiness, but you know what? It can buy me a boat.

And a boat can bring me happiness.

There’s something about being able to pile a cooler full of beer into a boat where I can drift into the middle of a lake for a few hours.

Whether that lake is in northwest Wisconsin, Minnesota, or even Texas, it offers peace and tranquility. With me on that lake, my stress levels will go down.



Imagine how a boat can make me happier.

A long day has been had in the office; I’ll jump on my boat for a few hours to drift and relax.

If I want to spend some time with friends, I’ll invite them all out on the boat for a fishing trip.

When I want to contemplate my life and all of my decisions, I’ll grab my rod and reel and head onto the boat.

See, money can’t buy me happiness, but it can buy me a boat…and that’s pretty close.


Peace is Found in Better Boats

Let’s be clear. My happiness is not found in just any boat. Sure, I love kayaks and canoes as much as the next person. However, if I’m going to hit the lakes in northwest Wisconsin, I need a real boat.

If I’m going to go fishing on some of the freshwater lakes of Minnesota, I need some room to maneuver.

Happiness is found in the bigger, better boats.

Bigger Boats

When there’s room to spread out, I find peace. I can invite friends and family to go out onto the water with me. And, there will be plenty of room for a big cooler so that I can stock it full of my favorite drinks.

Better boats will get me further from shore. When I can no longer see land, it allows me to breathe deeper and enjoy more peace. I don’t want to see the city as that is where my stress lives. Get me out into the middle of the water where water is all I can see in any direction I look.

There are always those people who go chasing their dreams. They start with a small boat and realize it’s not enough. They sell to go bigger, and bigger, and bigger.

Peace is found in better boats, not always in bigger boats. I, for one, don’t want a cabin cruiser or a yacht. They’re too big. Nah. I’ll take a sporty boat any day. Then, load it with the best features that money can buy so I can enjoy comfort, shade, and maybe a nice, cold drink.

Fishing Boat

I Like Big Boats and I Cannot Lie

Hey, I like big boats. I’m not even going to lie. When a big boat is on display at the boat show, I get a little jealous. I want to climb all over it. And that’s when I’m more likely to play Power Ball.

Winning millions won’t bring me happiness. At least, that’s what they say. It’ll buy me a boat and it’ll buy me a truck to haul it. That’s close enough to happiness.

So, I win Power Ball and buy me a boat. Or, I save up enough money to buy a boat. It’s likely the latter that will happen. Power Ball is a nice dream, but too many millions may bring more headaches than it’s worth.

Not just any boat, though.

Buy a boat

It’s got to be big. Big enough to get the job done. Big enough for my friends to join me. But, not so big that I can’t maneuver it into my favorite fishing lakes. Let’s be realistic, shall we? Size isn’t everything, but it’s enough to worry about it.

Think about it. In Texas, everything’s bigger. You can’t show up to a lake party in a dinghy. Well, you could, but you’d have to be prepared for endless and merciless laughter. That’s not going to cut it.

You Need A Boat That’s As Big As Your Biggest Plans

You need a boat that’s as big as your biggest plans. There’s no reason why you should have to pick and choose between your friends because your boat can’t hold enough people. Your boat should be capable of holding 10 of your closest friends, even if you have to pack them in there.

You never know what you’ll want to do on your boat:

  • Go fishing
  • Invite friends for water skiing
  • Watch a concert or movie
  • Sunbathe

There’s no requirement to justify why you want a boat. You simply have to decide on one that’s large enough to bring you all the happiness that you demand out of life.

Wind surfing

Don’t let anyone steal your dreams of the sea. If you’re still working on the money side of achieving your happiness, you can dream of your big boats. Visit the boat shows. Visit the local boating stores. Climb around on them. Take selfies with the boats for your vision board. It will remind you what your happiness will one day look like.

After all, without dreams, what are you really left with?

The Sea Will Set Me Free

Oh, the sea is a wonderful place. It is where I can work like a captain and play like a pirate.

The best part about being on the sea is that you can do whatever floats your boat.

Head out into the ocean. Hit the local lakes. Go onto any body of water that you desire. Choose it, freshwater or saltwater. Maybe it will depend on where you live or how far you want to drive or even what kind of fish you want to catch.

Life is simple, just add water.

What really matters is that you’re out on the sea. It’s freeing to be out there because you don’t have to deal with the standard rules of society.

Roads? Please.

Traffic? Not going to happen.

You get to steer your boat to wherever you want to go. And if you don’t want to go anywhere, drop your anchor and drift for a while. It’s a chance to be lulled to the sound of the waves crashing against the side of the boat. Once you can tune into the birds above and the water below, you can let your worries slip away.

Boat slip

Being on the sea is about freeing your mind, not reaching a specific destination.

Once you free your mind, you achieve peace. Happiness is right behind peace of mind as it allows you to pursue everything your heart has always wanted.

Work On Land, Live on Water

While we can dream of winning a million dollars or a long-lost relative to kick the bucket and leave us their fortune, the reality is that we work. Let’s be honest. We work a lot.

We work on land because we have to; to feed our families, pay the bills, and have the things that we love most.

Viking Boat

With a boat, more things are possible. We’re able to start living our lives. You get a place where you can escape when times get tough. There’s no more deciding what to do or where to go. Obviously, when you have a boat, your time is spent on the water. The only real decision you have to make is what body of water you’re going to explore.

Lives aren’t lived on land. The real living doesn’t start until the purr of the engine is heard in the marina.

Living on the water is fun, but you also have to make sure that you’re being smart. Your boat needs to live on land when you’re not on it. So, while you’re working on buying a boat, you might as well add a pole barn to the mix.

Pole barns and boats go hand in hand. It ensures that you have a quality place to store your boat. And, when you don’t have time to take your boat onto the water, you can walk into your pole barn and visit with it.

You deserve happiness. Forget about winning the lottery. Just work on buying yourself a boat. You’ll find that happiness is sure to follow. When you’re ready to buy that boat, give us a call at Sherman Pole Buildings. We’ll show you how to customize a steel building that will protect your happiness.