I have not read The Hunger Games, and I don’t intend to see the movie, either.
I don’t clip coupons, hunt for them online, or keep up with which business is offering freebies.
I don’t make my own laundry detergent, and would not concern myself with properly sewing on a button unless my life depended on it.
I don’t have a Pinterest or Twitter account.
I’ve never been to a Zumba or spin class.
What in the world DO I do?
Only things I love.
Today is the only May 4, 2012, that will ever exist. Even as I type, seconds slip by that I can never regain. My itty bitty life will only last for a short period of time. I plan on spending that time doing only the things I love.
Unfortunately, part of living in reality is realizing that not everything I do will thrill my soul. In order to earn an income, maintain a sanitary and tidy living environment, and complete the never-ending list of other duties and chores necessary to function well, I know that sometimes, I will have to spend my time on less-than-thrilling subject matter. I must manage my bank account online. Occasionally, I am required to wait in line at the grocery store. I also have to scrub scum out of the bathtub periodically. During those times, I do my best to focus on the positive and maintain gratitude for the fact that I’m breathing and able to do those very things I tend to despise.
Aside from the necessary evils of life, I want to spend my time doing only what I love.
I love helping other people and find fulfillment in encouraging, serving, teaching, and sharing with others.
I love learning about things that interest me.
I love being outdoors regardless of what activity I’m engaged in.
I love God, and I love spending time learning about Him and getting closer to Him.
I love my family and friends. The more time I can spend with them, the better.
I’m really not a grumposaurus who hates all fads, trends, and fun things. I just don’t have time to do every single halfway appealing thing that comes my way. If I keep it simple, I’m able to devote myself to what matters to me. And if I’m focused on what matters, I’m one happy camper.
Thank you! I’m relieved and proud of myself, too. It’ll be a nice break this month!
Loved reading this, Bethany! Congratulations on wrapping up the semester. I’m so proud of you!
My theory is do what you love–and if couponing is what you love, by all means, coupon away! Same with any of the other things I mentioned. If something just doesn’t grab me strongly, though, I’m going to say no to it. I’d rather do a few things well, be less stressed, and love what I’m doing than try EVERYTHING and do it all half-a**, as my beloved mother would say :).
welll said… i actually am a “Extreme couponer” in training..i’ve been collecting months and months of coupon inserts, reseraching web sites, but i’ve only used 2 coupons LOL i end up donating them to the military (they can use them within 6 months after they expire). I have twitter but barely use it, and when i do i feel like i could be devoting my time to something of more importance. good stufff here
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For all of my friends who’ve begged me to go to Zumba, get a Pinterest account, or hunt for good deals online, this one’s for you :).