Uh Huh! I think it Do!
I think... I may finally be actually shaking the "Chasing Stuff" virus we all get afflicted with...
Outside of replacing the truck... sort of a necessity... (which I did pretty much on the cheap)... and upgrading our Motorcycles (for a better two-up ride)... I'm having significant difficulty getting into 'spending' anything...
The first thought that crosses my mind is... "Where am I gonna put it?"... and the second is... "What's wrong with the one I've got?"... followed by... "I've done without for how many years?... Why do I really Need this?"
Even when we changed out our phones here a couple weeks ago... we worked things out so... down the road, the monthly dent in the budget will be about the same... maybe even a couple bucks smaller... with a whole lot more service to show for it...
Hmmm... wonder if I'm finally learning to 'walk the talk' of frugal livin' and a minimalism ideal... without it having to be a conscious, deliberate effort to resist the "Buy, Buy, Buy" droning we hear all the time?
Wouldn't that be a fine thing? To be able to just roll along... without having to be on guard all the time to protect yourself from some "used car salesman"? ... To have it be kind of like Breathing?... It just happens...
I do believe that's how it's workin' out for us... after a time of deliberate... planned out... cowboy frugality... ya start to form a habit that makes 'toein' the line' easier to do... each day. All that junk about 'collecting stuff' you hear... starts to fade out into just background noise you don't even notice any more...
When you Need a thing... you go out an' get it... but otherwise... you just don't... and you don't have that kind of a nervous, itchy feeling that you should somehow be Getting more. That you should somehow have more "stuff" to show for your labors...
... and that's 'bout when... You notice that You Are Getting More!
More appreciation of the sunrise... more appreciation of the feel of the sun... rollin' down the asphalt on a fine, red Motorcycle! :o) ... more appreciation of the quiet in the middle of a star filled night... more appreciation of being able to just walk down a mountain trail... 'thout worryin' bout all that "stuff"... you didn't get!... just bein' able to breathe in the clear air of High Mountain Freedom!
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