It's all how you look at it. Sometimes I see these ads for things in the paper or on television that I cannot afford and think how hard it is to have such a tight budget. But then I sit back and look at what I really have and I have to admit, I am living the good life.
My pantry and fridge are full. On my counter are all the things I need to start my holiday baking: nuts, sugars, flour, dried fruit, chocolate (CHOCOLATE!!!) and a Kitchen Aid mixer. Pretty luxurious.
Last night I was upstairs in my room and I thought how I really had it made. I have an easy chair with an ottoman and a side table with a reading lamp. My home is warm in the midst of a really frigid spell here, and I had my pink fuzzy slippers, my pink giant hoody sweatshirt that's my robe, a cup of hot chocolate with whipped cream and an amazing book to read with Christmas carols playing on the stereo. And there I sat, my feet up, and relaxing the night away, the sounds of my sons downstairs laughing at some silly movie they were watching sounding so good. Tell me, could Oprah have it better? I don't think so.
So, yeah, I may drive an eleven year old mini-van instead of a jaguar, live in a 2000 sq ft home instead of 25000 sq ft one, but how much room do I need to sit and relax with my hot chocolate and book?
Yep. I'm living in the lap of luxury and I'm lovin' it!
When life itself seems lunatic, who knows where madness lies? To surrender dreams--this may be madness; to seek treasure where there is only trash. Too much sanity may be madness! But maddest of all--to see life as it is and not as it should be.
I have been married for over 27 years to my husband Stan. We have two sons, AJ (26) and Kevin (24). We have two crazy dogs named Jasper and Riley. I love my life, my family and have a strong faith that directs me.
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