I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think, all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read, and all the friends I want to see. - John Burroughs
I'm sitting here at Starbucks, in the serenity of the mountains in Avon, CO. The crackle of the fire place warms the small cafe, jazz music flows endless melodies, and chitter chatter of employees and patrons surrounds me. The lady to the left of me is working away on her Macbook Air and the gentleman to the left of me is reading on his iPad 2 and I start to get a little bit jealous. It's crazy though because what I have is more than enough. I do have my iPhone and the original iPad...and my PC laptop works great for what I need...do I really need to have everything Apple, and to always have the latest and greatest gadgets? There is so much more to this life than stuff. We have become such a materialistic culture that measures status on how much we acquire, instead of things that actually matter. Instead of drooling over the Macbook, I could be deepening my relationship with my husband. I could be reading things that lift my spirit and push me to grow. I could be reaching out to my friends that, all too often, I neglect. There are so many things in life I can be doing better, and none of them have anything to do with acquiring more stuff. I'm tired of stuff, it is suffocating...I'm tired of buying...I'm tired of seeking a false sense of happiness. Stuff is such a burden, if anything I want less of it. So....they can keep their new flashy items...I'll stick with what I've got.
What brings me joy:
*Cool mountain air