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I have found that the older I get, I find that bigger is not necessarily better. I don’t have to have 50 purses, 99 pairs of shoes, and 500 outfits. I find that a smaller yard is easier to mow. I find that the car that runs is just as good as the mercedes. I find that my house that was too small when the kids were here is just perfect now that they aren’t.

I find that it’s fantastic to work part time and have a little less, and enjoy it a hell of a lot more, than to have the biggest or the best of everything, the more the merrier, and have to work 40+ hours a week to be able to afford what I don’t have the time or energy to enjoy.  

I like to sit in the sun for a few hours once in a while, read a book all the way through, mess around in my garden for one whole day. I like to sleep in, get up when I want and do what I want.  

I have learned that I spent way too long working way too hard for things that really didn’t matter, when I could have been spending more time on what mattered most. I found that keeping up with the Joneses isn’t such a great thing when the Joneses file bankruptcy, lose their home, and their possessions. Who the hell are the Joneses anyways?

I learned that anything can be done, even when EVERYONE says it can’t be done, it’s impossible. I learned that there really isn’t anything better than puppy kisses or snuggling a kitty. Rolling down a hill with your grandkids, or watching a movie at home.  

It’s just what’s important to me that matters. Not my possessions, the size of my home, or what kind of car I drive. What’s really important to you?



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      (華娃娃) ChinaDoll wrote Apr 12, 2009
    • Totally agreed.  I was actually dwelling on this thought a few days ago.  I feel that life is like a bell curve.  We learn and achieve to Midpoint, then we unlearn... (hope you know what I mean by that).

      Peace, Love, Health, enough funds to go by (not broke) are important to me nowadays.



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      UK Girl wrote Apr 13, 2009
    • Very true I have just de cluttered my life and also owned up to my family I own an industrial unit which is packed with stuff ......... stuff I don't  need or use. I have given away a van full of stuff to the homeless charity plus I have sold two paintings and given that money to the charity – I just kept buying stuff and changing stuff ........and it is just that stuff so it's all gone and hopefully make someone else happy – or give them a chance .......



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      Polly W wrote Apr 13, 2009
    • Yes,I don’t necessrily give to charity, I freecycle. It is a group here where you can post what you have that you want to get rid of, and people will come and get it if they want it. Boy I sure have gotten rid of a lot this way, from lotions, to shampoo, a bunk bed set, lighting and home building leftovers, paint, books and a ton more. I don’t even have to leave my house. Nice to have room for what counts!



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      UK Girl wrote Apr 13, 2009
    • I stopped using Freecycle in my area as they had Eastern Europeans collecting the stuff and then selling on markets and ebay .... a big scam - so now give direct to the charity .



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      (華娃娃) ChinaDoll wrote Apr 13, 2009
    • I know quite a few clergies as well as nuns in the Catholic church.  They know families that need help : like the refugees or the low income families.  This is very direct donation for me.



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