Thursday, October 17, 2013

WANTS vs NEEDS

Wants vs needs. Ah, yes. The daily struggle that I’m sure we can all relate to.
 
 
 
I WANT a new car
I WANT a new handbag
I WANT a new outfit
I WANT a new pair of boots
I WANT a pretty lipstick shade for fall
I WANT new living room furniture
I WANT an outdoor fireplace
I WANT to build another house
I WANT to wake up and my whole body be effortlessly tightened and toned 
 
 
 
 I want. I want. I want. What is wrong with us? What is wrong with me? Why are we not happy with the things we have? Why do we always wish we had something that we don’t have?
 
 We get so caught up in what is "in" that we feel the material objects we already have a no longer "good enough" We must remind ourselves the next time we make that "want list" that there are starving, struggling people out there that look at you, yes YOU and don't see the things that you do in yourself. They look at your outfit and would love to have that "old" shirt you are wearing. They would love to be able to have the furniture that is no longer "good enough" for you. They would love to just be able to go out and purchase those little things (to us) that are big things (to them.) If you really stop and think about it, your "want list" is likely much longer than your "need list"

So, today. Take a moment and really evaluate what you do have. Whatever it may be. Just stop. Take a moment. And say thank you.

6 comments:

  1. This is such a great thing to read. We all suffer from it, so it's always important to take a step back and really evaluate. I find that usually when I'm suffering from excessive want I'm actually missing something much greater in my well-being that material purchases will never cure.

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  2. Love this! Such a powerful reminder!

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  3. This is such a great post, it is so easy to forget the things you do have when you want so many other things.

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