What is it with need in our society?
We need a bigger house.
We need a newer vehicle.
We need a vacation.
We need more money so we can donate.
We need a frappa-grande-caramel-mocha-latte.
We need more cell phone minutes.
We need paint on our walls, curtains on our windows, flowers on our front porch.
What if, instead…
We had less stuff to clutter our home.
We took better care of our functional vehicle.
We pitched a tent in the backyard and cooked up some smores.
We were more generous with what we already have.
We drank more water for the health of our body and our wallet.
We talked and texted less on the phone and valued the people in front of us.
We washed our walls and enjoyed the simplicity of our surroundings.
What do we really need? Maybe it’s not all about working more hours and clipping more coupons so we can get what we want.
Perhaps what we really need is a little more simplicity and a lot more self-discipline. We need more appreciation for what we have and fewer sales on what we want. We need more forts and castles in our homes and fewer pricey vacations to visit forts and castles.
Maybe, just maybe… the best way to save money is to treasure what we already have.
What are your needs today?
This post is linked to Frugal Friday.