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It always amuses me, how much so many of the humans care about, you know, the stuff.
Expensive dwellings with great rooms as big as the Sydney Opera House. Cars with fancier emblems and more horsepower than the 1st Cavalry Brigade.
Summer homes "at the point" or "up the coast" or "on the water". Winter condos in "the mountains" or adjacent to "the slopes".
The penthouse suite. The Tiffany's diamond ring or cuff-links. The first class seats on the plane. Okay, I wouldn't mind that last one. Either way.
Designer labels, expensive vehicles, mammoth mansions; I mean, they're great. Really, they are! Shoot, I don't mind having a mountain or oceanfront view when I'm on vacation AT ALL.
But here's the skinny: I'm super happy with just regular old things. I mean, I'm pretty sure my middle-of-the-road lifestyle choices such as:
-Buying generic meds and most grocery brands
-Clearance rack shopping at Penney's and Target
-Grabbing to-go's at Wal-Mart or Gordon Foods or Marc's
-Residing in a modest, adorbs saltbox colonial
-Driving a mini SUV, etc.
Well, these options still afford me an existence akin to ROYALTY compared with most other homosapiens roaming the globe. #FirstWorldLiving
So, when somebody tells me how much their new <FILL IN THE BLANK> cost, I'm always happy for them. And why not? I love to see folks smile and do well and find joy. I begrudge no one wealth or provisions they've worked to achieve. "Good for you!" I always think --and sometimes say-- when learning of someone's prosperity. And I mean it. But, I'm also always a little sad for them, too.
Because stuff is just well, fluff ... and for some, there's just never enough. So; are they REALLY happy, after all? Hmm.
I'm just a simple gal. I don't need a whole heck of a lot. In fact, my faith, my fam, my friends, my jobs ... my sweet little casa and my Wal-Mart boots are doing just fine, Capisce? We don't need no bazillions, yo.
Honestly, I think the Beatles got it right: all ya need is love. Okay fine, I DO have car seat warmers. But pk's pretty low maintenance; just ask my boys.
BOTTOM LINE: I have all I need and so much more than I deserve. And that's why I'm just PLAIN old pk who's one GRATEFUL girl. For real, tho.
#Blessed #Loved #Grateful #Pray #Peace