Funny how I see things differently as I go through life.

At one time, a coach purse was the thing to have, a nice house, a great car and diamond jewellery for every day of the week.

What I know today is that although some of those things are nice, I got them because someone else had them and I felt a little pressure to be like them.

Those people are long gone. Those people are still trying to get others to amass debt to be part of the crowd. But they are not my crowd.

I live this life. I used to be so good at figuring how to make do with things I had, to be grateful for the things I had. Now I find it much too easy to simply go and buy something new.

So I am doing a thirty day challenge of using what I have, or being aware of what I have and what I do not use in the next 30 days will be donated.

I want to be aware of what I am doing not reacting because of one thing or another. I really want to experience everything that I choose to experience.

I do not want to live this life afraid to say one thing because is might be taken the wrong way or say something that might be hurtful and not even know it.

And I do think having stuff makes me a slave to more stuff. And worse what you think of me having stuff or not having stuff makes me a slave to you.

Not today.

In light of what has happened to people all around the world with fires and flood where they have lost everything, it seems that if we shared what we had, everyone would have enough.