We live in an abundant world. Everything we need is at our fingertips. Our problem is we do not always acknowledge what we need as opposed to what we want. We want many things we do not need. The key is in knowing the difference between a need and a want. Several years ago Kerm and I spent a prolonged period of time in an unfinished basement bedroom. Kerm and I were building our home and it took longer than anticipated. We sold our previous home before the new home was completed and did not want to sign a lease on an apartment for what we thought was 30 to 60 days. Our son, Troy, offered to let us stay in his basement. Perfect, we thought! There was only room for a box springs and mattress in the room. We tied a rope across the basement for a clothes line, put all our necessities in a cardboard box and stowed everything else in a rented storage space. Well sixty days turned into six months. The crazy thing about the experience is we discovered we really don’t need much to be happy. A roof over our heads, food to eat, a car to get to and from work and a comfortable bed. When you get caught up in the wanting mode….remember nothing outside of yourself will ever make you happy. Happy is a way of living, not a reward. Keep your wants in line. Yes, you can enjoy many things as long as you know you don’ t need them to be happy. That’s the key.
For now, Earlynns Just Sayin’