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Monday Musings…

“Wealth consists not in having great possessions
but in having few wants.”
Epictetus

In today’s world the more we have and the greater the value of the things we have is, to many, what determines whether or not we are successful and happy. We are told to work harder and longer hours, make more money, make sure to be recognized and rewarded, and acquire all the things we want and we will be wealthy. But at what cost to the well-being of ourselves, those we love and care about, and society in general?

I am not saying striving for success and wanting things is wrong. Of course, we want things and to be the best we can be in all aspects of our lives! I am saying it is important to put thought into how we define success and what is good and that we see more than just ourselves in that definition. We must be careful to understand that what we need may be much different than what we want. We must understand that true wealth is rarely found in the things we have or want.

Of what does your wealth consist?

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Monday Musings…

“I don’t wait for moods. You accomplish nothing if you do that.
Your mind must know it has to get down to work.”
Pearl S Buck

Photo by Linnea Herner on Unsplash

I can’t say I follow the advice of this quote! I have been waiting to be in the mood to paint the doors in my apartment and to touch up the paint in the kitchen for weeks and to clean the refrigerator and to do a good cleaning of the floors and rugs and to make a slipcover for the ottoman and to declutter the closets and armoirs and get stuff together for a Goodwill run and to…well, you get the idea.

My mind knows it has work to do but it isn’t pushy. It lets my moods do what they want like read and do puzzles and take walks and daydream. Oh, for sure, necessary things like laundry, dusting, vacuuming, mopping, bathrooms cleaned, dishes, etc, get done. I guess my mind has just decided retirement means it doesn’t have to get to work and do things it doesn’t find easy or fun.

It seems my mind has taken retirement seriously,
definitely more so than it ever took to the work thing.
I’m happy.
😊

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In Other Words, peanut butter…

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In Other Words, repair…

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Monday Musings…

Here is a test to find whether your mission on earth is finished:
If you’re alive, it isn’t.
– Richard Bach

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I agree with this thought. I think we all have a reason for being here. Some folks are here to do big amazing things for the world others are here to do one small thing for for one other person. Whether the reason for being is big or small it is important and will be accomplished.

Some know what their mission is at an early age and work hard to get it done; some have no idea what their mission is or why they are here on earth. Some are known for their work(s) and are recognized and awarded while they live; some never know fame or the acknowledgement of their contribution.

I suspect I am of the latter group. I have no idea what my assigned mission is but I am pretty sure it is of the small category. That is okay with me. I don’t need to know. In fact, it would probably freak me out if I did. I just hope that when I die I am told what my mission was and that it was completed successfully. I think that is the last thing my guardian angel has on his list of duties regarding me and this life. Then we will both move on to whatever happens next.