My wife posed a question to me last night in which I actually could not answer and haven’t thought about. “What do you want for Christmas?”
Of course there our many things I have a desire to purchase at times I usually end up putting them off as to things I really don’t need. When I do need something I purchase it. With this new Simple Living mindset that I have developed over the years I find myself in a predicament of trying to figure out what gift I would like for Christmas.
As I get older I find myself not desiring the same things that I did when I was younger. It is family and friends that bring me the greatest joy and not those items of desire.
I have a strong desire to pay off my mortgage and strive each day on this mission to reach this goal as quickly as possible. This of course is part of a larger plan to place ourselves in a position of one day having a wonderful retirement. But these things certainly don’t fall in line with the Christmas gift question.
It seems that when you learn to live with less and learn to be happy the desire for stuff diminishes. It is the same dilemma I find myself in when someone asks me what I am into. As many people have hobby’s and collections they are involved with. It seems that I have little desire for a hobby other than gardening. I find more happiness in sitting down and writing a post like this one than I do collecting the latest trending items.
I feel that I am at peace with myself and even the crazy world around me. I know that one of the things I love to do is in the realm of prepping. I love to feel that I have my house in order in the event of some type of disaster or civil unrest. I can hardly call this a hobby, but I suppose that in a sense maybe it does qualify as one. I am not talking about building a bunker in the backyard or purchasing a ranch out in the middle of nowhere, but I have experience living through big storms which bring about power outages and know that they can quickly lead to a potentially dangerous situation when you are not prepared. Maybe I should start giving thought to this realm of ideas of what I want for Christmas.
I know that there are many things I am grateful for this Christmas Season and find them to gifts in themselves. I have the most incredible spouse and man could ever desire, a warm home to live in and an incredible job that I get to go to each day. I am grateful for my health and the fact that I have learned how to manage Type II Diabetes. I am maintaining a lifestyle of being debt free, other than the mortgage of course and I am thankful that at the age of almost 55 I have the confidence to find great joy in a world that seems to be going crazy. I have wonderful children who have given me the gift of experiencing life as a Grandfather. What greater gift could I ever desire?
How about you my friends? Is there something that your heart desires this Christmas Season?
Blood Sugar- 110, Weight- 187.2