- Mar 17, 2007
That's a very good point! When I had so little, I would appreciate just the smallest, littlest gestures/objects whether it be a new makeup item or 20 dollar jeans. But once you have a bite of the big apple, I think appreciation tends to decline and you lose your sense of enjoying the smaller things. Now that I have so much, I don't get as much satisfaction or if I do, it's short lived. Its like an unsatiable hunger for something better and there's no end to it. It's time for me to enjoy the simplest things in life.I think that 'less is more' works well for me. You know, it's funny but when I was in the hospital about ready to give birth to my twins, I was so grateful for this one basket I had filled with magazines, journals, wordfinds, etc. I was so grateful for that one basket, and I still am reminded by the fact that we sometimes love things more when other things don't clutter the way and crowd them out.
Have you ever been shopping in Mexico? You'll go through these amazing stores and there are rows and rows of pottery--shiny, all sizes as far as the eye can see. But you don't realize how beautiful the one you purchased is until you get it out of the store and standing on its own.
I think my handbags are the same way. When I have a few that I love, I enjoy them so much. However, when I get too many in my closet, the ones I love don't get appreciated.
BTW, I'm also taking this approach with things in my house. Lately, I've been making regular trips to Goodwill, clearing out stuff kids have grown out of, etc., and it has been really great.