Saturday, November 26, 2011

Black Friday

Dear faithful readers,

I apologize for my lack of posts. I have no excuse other than pure laziness. Each time I would sit down with the intention of blogging, I would be distracted by a shiny object.

I do have a confession to make.

I bought something.
I do not feel guilty.
Double gasp

It's cool, I'll tell you the story.
I went Christmas shopping with my mom. I was doing so well, shopping for other people, admiring things that I would like but always reminding myself that I wasn't there to purchase things for myself.
Then I saw it. It was the cutest hat I think I had ever seen.
I tried it on, it looked great, I felt like a million bucks!
Then I looked at the price tag.


I immediately put it back on the shelf and walked away.

Really? Why? I walked around for a while pondering what had just happened. I knew that I loved the hat. I knew that I would wear the hat. Why was $25 too much for me even to consider it?
Would I think twice about buying a perfect gift for someone else if it were $25?
If the hat had been $5, would it have been more acceptable for me to covet it? Why am I not worth $25!?

I am!

So I bought it. It was hard. It is still sitting in it's bag waiting for cooler weather. At first it sat there waiting to find out if I was going to take it's beautiful round bottom back to the store. I won't be taking it back. I love it.
This was a big step for me.
I am finally changing my thinking. What a change. I am learning the difference between quality and quantity. I've always heard that and thought that I understood it, but I don't think I did. I am learning that I don't have to buy every item that I see that I deem "a good deal".
It's a process.

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