Hello friends. I don’t mind sharing that even though it’s Wednesday it feels like it should be Friday. I guess at this time of year, with summer just a breath away, we all have been worn a little thin. The days seem very long. But enough about me. How are you? I hope you’re enjoying life this week. As usual, I have a few things on my mind that I am wondering about. Truth be told, I wrote them down an a post it so I wouldn’t forget…AND…I lost the post it. So, let’s see where this post goes this week.
Is it Fair?
As adults, do we still worry about life being fair? Is it supposed to be fair? Haven’t we all heard “life’s not fair?” Well, that may be true. But what if you feel like you’re in a situation and being treated unfairly? I guess then we’re really talking about is justice. Here are a few synonyms for justice: (at least according to google)
Does one of these words fit the situation? In my case, yes. So, I am wondering…what do you do if you feel like you’re not being treated fairly?
You don’t want to act as a child and whine about it ~ usually. 🙂 You may want to stand up for yourself, but that seems like whining to you. Is it right for their really to be “teachers pets?” My parents taught to always stand up for what is right, to be honest, to speak your mind (but with kindness), and to treat others with the Golden Rule. Maybe that’s easy to do with a friend or a loved one. What if it’s not really you, but someone else? Do you stand up for the people you feel are being treated unfairly? However, if it’s in a professional setting does that change things? Then what do you do? I’d love your advice in the comments below.
Save or Splurge?
I am sure I am not alone when I say that I do not have unlimited funds to do with as I please. To buy anything I want whenever I want is not something I am able to do. #fantasy On the other hand, I love to shop. I want to wear nice clothes. Shoes and handbags are always necessary. I love to decorate my home – and then switch it all up and do it again. Moreover, I have a serious weakness when it comes to buying things that I think are a good deal. You might even say I pride myself in finding a bargain.
On the other hand, I also believe you get what you pay for. Sometimes what seems like a good deal really is too good to be true. So I wonder… when it comes to shopping, what items do you feel you aren’t willing to pay a lot for and which items will you splurge to have? For instance, what about workout clothes? Are they really all created equal and high-end just means it has swoosh on it? I used to not understand why candles cost so much. However, I have learned that the pricey ones really do smell up your home and last a good while. The less expensive ones don’t do as well.
I have decided that I will splurge on skin care products. And self tanner, you can read more about that here. Jeans? I’ve heard that once you try the premium denim that costs about $200 a pair, you will understand…. However, I have yet to be able to take that plunge. I just can’t justify it in my mind. So, what about you? Where do you save and where do you spend? Share with us the lessons you’ve learned and your shopping wisdom in the comments.
So, I recently read another blogger’s post that asked what is stealing your happiness? It got me wondering… if we know what things in life will make us feel happier, why do we resist them or not make them a priority? Let me share what I’m thinking. I know for a fact that my week goes better at home if I have a meal plan for the week. If I just take time to think through dinners for the week, gather what I need, then each night I can easily put dinner together without a bunch of stress. No stress = happy. However, do I do that? No.
Why am I resisting what I know will make me a less stressed, happier person and help my family as well? I don’t have the answer to this. I will readily suggest doing it to someone else, but somehow I have not been able to make this a reality for me with any regularity.
Another are is prayer. I KNOW that I need to spend time in prayer each day; it gives me peace and brings calm to my racing thoughts. I KNOW it would make both God and me happier. I do not resist the idea of it at all. However, it’s frequently the one thing that is pushed off my to-do list first. I get up and start racing through my day. Then at the end of the day, with whatever brainpower I have left, I may try to spend some time talking with God ~ but have been known to fall asleep in the middle. Again, why? #itsastrggle
Well friends, now you know what’s on my mind. I hope you’ll take a moment to comment below. Can you relate to any of these? I’d love to hear from you!
Until next time~