Oh my goodness, I feel so much bubbling to the surface today so look out, I’ve got something to say!
While I do live what some would consider a comfortable lifestyle, it is only because I make it comfortable. I am not by any means wealthy, nor is the acquisition of wealth of any importance to me or my husband. My husband and I truly love what we do and find happiness in our daily lives together; monetary wealth just doesn’t even pop into awareness for us. Well, isn’t that special, you say? Yes, yes it is. You can do it, too.
Have you ever found that you or your spouse became upset because you didn’t get a promotion or raise? Did you look at that cause of the unhappiness? More often than not the answer will be something along the lines of needing more money so you can “afford” the next greatest thing, or that thing you have already purchased that you couldn’t already afford. Did you need that thing, or did you want that thing? This is a very important question to ask. Does a new car really make you happy, or does it make your ego purr? I have an ego and I speak its language, so I know!
This also applies to the non-material as well. Do you remember this post? Well, look again at number eleven. Man, this makes me grind my teeth! Right now, as I sit here writing about simplicity and how much I embrace it, I NEED HELP! I mean, I really, really need help with something, but do I ask for it? No, I sit around mulling it over and over and over . . . and make myself feel worse by believing myself unworthy to “bother” someone for help (even when they’ve already offered it). See, I have an ego. I will reread number 11 several times today because of what I said about emotional outcome. This was my destroyer yesterday; I became so emotionally attached to the outcome of what I needed help with that it affected everything I touched. I’m not perfect and I need help; end of story, let it go Melanie.
See, I told you I had something to say today. This just scratches the surface of what I am feeling, so please go back and read this post about simplicity and I will, too. I am going to be referring to it often in the next few days. Writing about it will help me, and in doing so, I hope it will inspire you, too.