I have a few higher end items that I’m making plans to purchase but they are very practical and not particularly exciting. I realized that I have mostly everything I need and want. I have a healthy, happy family, friends that are special, a cozy home, a strong faith, work that I love, food & drink and time.
Never enough time but nevertheless, time. I get to do the school run, help my kids with their homework, lessons, reading, life lessons that take time believe me! I have a spouse that I would remarry in a heartbeat if I had a do-over.
So, really, the question of what do you want is moot for me. I’m not a minimalist in the classic, stereotypical sense of the word but in my own way being more aware of consumerism and the pressure to conform to the marketers has been only beneficial.
Take a moment over the next while and consider how you would have answered the question. Do your future self a huge favour – decide what you really want and then take steps to get there. Talk to someone supportive about it. We gain so much additional insight from listening to others. It doesn’t mean you do everything they say but it leads to food for thought.
This is not meant to be an overwhelming project with spreadsheets and graphs. This is an opportunity to give yourself a moment to think about something beyond the errands and chores of the day.
As always, your respectful comments and thoughts are more than welcome…