Monday, August 17, 2009
What a girl wants ...
My cup is half full (or half empty depending on the day). But that’s not what I want. I want my cup to swish and swash. I want the contents to splash down on the saucer below. I want it to runneth over.
I do not want fancy. I’m not hoping for bigger, better or more. I’m not looking to increase my material possessions (well not by much ... I do dream about a set of bagpipes. Seriously.). What I really want is to be debt free. I crave security, prosperity, abundance and freedom. I want enough to share.
And yet the question remains ... how do I get there? This morning the answer was hollering at the children for leaving the lights on. Tonight it is being grateful for bedding that hasn’t been shat or vomited upon. Tomorrow it will be dinner and a movie with a friend.
Each day is a balancing act; tempering frugality with desire, pitting long-term bounty against instant gratification. Often I feel like the hamster on the wheel -- running and running. Getting nowhere fast. Why do I work so hard? For what end?
But we are moving forward (though at a snail’s pace). We are ever so slowly chipping away at our mountain of debt. So I will continue to visualize the life I desire. I sincerely hope to be sucessful. In the meantime you can find me here spinning my wheels. That I know I can do.
“Abundance is, in large part, an attitude”
￼~ Sue Patton Thoele