Living an Overabundant LifeWritten by Detra Davis
“I want everything life has to offer,” sounds grand and embodies American Dream, but is that what most folks really want? Can we actually handle living an overabundant life? What happen to wanting an uncomplicated life, free of stuff, and junk? There are television programs popping up daily centered on cleaning out clutter only to bring in new clutter. It is not junk or stuff that is problem, it’s us. The way people think about themselves and their lives.
Believe it or not most of us are in one of two categories: we either define our self by how much stuff we have, consequently we have a lot of stuff; or you can’t release past, therefore piling up even more stuff. And if we’re not stuff junkie, it’s our spouse, significant other, adult child living at home, adult grandchild living at home, roommate, friend or pal. Enough is enough.
It rarely dawns on us that we can only use one pen at a time, drink one glass of water at a time, eat one bite of food at a time and wash one body at a time. So why do we insist on buying cases of soap, boxes of ink pens and crate loads of food. Sam’s Club other bulk stores have some how reached into inner recesses of our brains and convinced us that bigger is better, more is meaningful. Wake up people, we are storing our hard earned money in stuff that does not pay interest and in many cases is completely perishable.
Celebrate the 4th and Help a SoldierWritten by Susan Fitter
CELEBRATE THE 4TH AND HELP A SOLDIER: REMEMBER OUR TROOPS ON THE DAY THEY MADE INDEPENDENT By: Susan Fitter
My good friend, Rae, just called and suggested having a Fourth of July cookout that supports our troops in Iraq. “How?” I asked, feeling somewhat guilty that we can drink margaritas and play lawn games with our families on Independence Day, while our troops in Iraq are risking life and limb. Always upbeat, Rae chirped, “By having everyone bring a gift that we’ll collect and send to troops. You know useful things like CDs, books, underwear…”
Underwear? Well, they were called “unmentionables” for a reason; we seem to forget to mention that we need them. It makes sense, especially since undies are made to be fun now – just look at Joe Cool Boxers or Victoria’s Secret catalogue. “Okay, we’re in”, I responded.
Well, unless you have a close family member in a war zone like my friend, Rae, sending gifts can be a problem due to security concerns and anthrax scares.