I especially enjoyed this chapter of
Mitten Strings For God:
Am I the only one that gets claustrophobic when shopping? All the STUFF is so overwhelming! This has started happening to me lately. I use to love to shop. Now, not so much. We truly do live in a very materialistic society. The more I try and distant myself from it, the more obvious it becomes. I am not saying that I am completely detached from “things”. I do enjoy my toys. But, do I need them? No. Not at all.
Today, before I went shopping, in an attempt to simplify my list, I reviewed it and wrote wants on one side, and needs on the other. I realized, just how little I actually **needed** (the only thing was a pair of Sandals for Twinkle Toes, seeing as how she outgrew last years sandals). Everything else on the list was merely wants.
How about you? Can you list, oh, how about 5 things that you want (that’s the easy part!), and then list 5 things that you really need? I’d love to hear your list!!!
As for my five, let’s see…
- to remodel our kitchen. (this will become a need eventually — until then, I can wait.)
- to visit Rome and Ireland.
- to hire help with the housework.
- S.U.G.A.R!!! (I am having withdrawals.)
- a laptop, so I can stay connected while we travel!
Ah yes, they are all wants, and definitely not needed… well, maybe the sugar! 😉
- to spend more time in prayer.
- more one-on-one time with my children.
- to exercise.
- to spend more quality time with my hubby.
- to make a schedule! (Seeing as all the above needs revolve around time!)
My favorite quote from this chapter was: