more is not better

It seems as though our culture promotes the belief that “more is better.” If you buy more, you save more. Or, you need the latest this or that on top of what you already possess. I will admit I give in to these messages. Who wouldn’t want to save more? So I might as well buy more so I can receive the discount. :) And, of course I can justify why I want more of something (shoes, handbags, clothes) when I already have a closet full of them. So how do I work on this? At the moment, I go about it in a few ways. One- per the wisdom of my friend, I make sure I go through my closet before I buy another article of clothing. This has worked for me. The other day I even brought some clothes to a consignment shop and received some money for them! Two- if I do buy a new item, I need to get rid of a similar one. For example, I bought new shoes, so I made sure to donate a pair I haven’t worn in a while to the school I am working at right now. I am certain a student could benefit from my high heels for a job interview. Three- constantly reminding myself that wanting more of something will always leave me empty and unhappy. It’s like chasing a bottomless pit. Some examples I see of this in other people and in my own life are: wanting more money, wanting a promotion, wanting a nicer car/house, etc. However, with all this said, there are some things in life that more of it would be better! If you wanted more happiness, purpose, fulfillment, love, and passion, I would say that experiencing those positive feelings more in your life would be a good thing. The question is whether those are your focuses when you’re looking to accrue more, or is your focus on physical goods? I think I first seek more things compared to more positive feelings. I guess I need to figure out how to go about changing this. :)

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hi :) i'm reaksmey (reeks-may) and I love to think, reflect, and grow. do you? my life includes a handsome husband and a lively infant. here's where i write about how i grow through life's ups and downs so that i can humbly encourage you daily.
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