June 11, 2009
I recently read this post about how people in debt don’t really appreciate the things they have because they can always get more or buy something else. I never thought about that, but it made me start thinking about my purchases. Since I’ve gotten serious about my money, I am definitely more thoughtful about my purchases. I think I’ve always appreciated some of my bigger purchases like vacations and expensive dinners, but I know I didn’t appreciate the clothes and more casual dinners that were pretty common occurrences.
Then, today a friend of mine was telling me about this short story she read. It was about this guy who died and thought he had gone to Heaven. He kept making wishes, and they always came true. Then, he realized he was in Hell because he kept HAVING to make wishes because he could never be satisfied. How ironic that I just read that post about sacrifices and appreciation and then my friend tells me this story. It’s like someone is trying to keep me on this path to get out of debt….thanks!