The quote that I received today via email was:
It's not how much you have that makes people look up to you, it's who you are.
- Elvis Presley
Love that! I have never been one to care much about what a person has or how much money they make. I love knowing what makes a person tick; their interests, hobbies, their personality, etc. Material possessions and money are things that may not even last forever. I am content with having a roof over my head, food on my table, and my health. Most people know that I am a very simple person. My passions are my photos, my garden, poetry, animals, nature, music, family, friends and so on. These are the things that are important to me. I could care less if I even have a car or furniture to fill my home as long as I have the use of my legs and a roof over my head...I am good to go. I can walk anywhere I need to go.
I get more happiness when I get to read a book to my child or accomplish a layout in my scrapbook than I would going out and purchasing something on sale that I really do not need. Notice how many woman have so many pieces of clothing in their wardrobe or all those pair of shoes? We only wear about 30% of the wardrobe we have, so why do we need so much? Why do men have to own over 1,000 movies? Seriously how often do they watch them?
I honestly believe that some people have this compulsive disorder where they HAVE to have instant gratification. Only problem with that is...it doesn't last more than about 10 minutes. So I say to myself every time I go to spend money, "Do I really need it?" If the answer is no then I do not buy it. It really doesn't matter how much I want whatever it is, I know the happiness it brings is only short lived.
I have all that I need to survive and all the love that will carry me through good and bad times. And, although I may not have a lot of material possessions, I have all that I need to make me completely happy.
I am thankful for:
my children's health and happiness