“Wealth consists not in having great possessions
but in having few wants.”
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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I have had the same dishes for about 10 years or so. Nice dishes that a friend gave me one Christmas. So I don’t need new dishes…but I want new dishes. About a year ago I saw a picture of some dishes that I sorta fell in love with. Can you love dishes? I don’t know but I really like them…a lot!
I kept the picture on my Pinterest page on the board “I Want”. They are the only things on that board. What can I say I am pretty happy with what I have…although there is a rug I really want. Maybe when I do my taxes I’ll get the rug. Anyway back to the dishes.
Pfaltzgraff had a sale and I ordered them. They came Wednesday. I put them in the dishwasher and cleaned the cabinet. Yesterday I put them away. The cabinet looks so pretty with these colorful cheerful dishes. They weren’t expensive but they make me feel like a woman of means.
Aren’t they beautious?!
Today, I think I made a good decision to spoil myself a little.