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January 11th, 2010 at 07:20 am

I had an interesting talk with my mom last night. She was talking about how she only needs the simple things in life to be content and satisfied. A bed to sleep in, eating well, and getting to see the grandchildren from time to time.

I used to think that such sentiments, while heart-warming, it also seemed, well, kind of dull.

However, after having gone through the entire weekend without heat and not sleeping well, her message, in that moment, really sunk in for me. I then realized just how much I was enjoying the warm meal she cooked and just the heat in her house. Big Grin

Kind of crazy, but it got me thinking that we all need warmth in our lives. Warmth in all sense of the word, if you think about it.

Are we interested in only the technical aspects of decluttering and saving money? Or we are after something more than this, such as figuring out where we belong, where we call home, and where we can find our own sense of warmth and soul. Isn't that the real reason why we do what we do?

Otherwise, frugality and simple living really would be nothing more than a cold, dull struggle....

Yes, I think this is how I've been doing it all wrong. Instead of trying to live with less, I should be focusing on finding happiness in having less clutter. Instead of trying to just save money trying to cook at home, I should be focusing on the warmth of a home-cooked meal. Instead of living in a house, I should be focused on living in a home.

Well, that's my crazy Monday morning thought anyway. But yes! I think this is an approach worth looking into.... I'm just not entirely sure how to do it yet. Big Grin If anybody has any ideas, let me know.

8 Responses to “Warmth”

  1. miclason Says:

    Ahhhh, always make sure your home cooked meals have a large dose of "secret ingredient" (aka LOVE)... food always tastes better when cooked with love!

  2. Broken Arrow Says:

    I wonder if you can microwave with love? Just kidding.

  3. frugaltexan Says:

    Wow BA. Very insightful post.

  4. aevans1206 Says:

    extremely insightful. it's so true...without warmth in our lives, there's no point to anything we do.

  5. miclason Says:

    I don't see why not! Wink

  6. miz pat Says:

    Yup - Your post is very insightful.

    While I don't have a man in my life right now, I'm learning to enjoy just having friends, going to church and my work. We are frugal to meet goals and long term goals, but at the same time should appreciate life right now.

  7. patientsaver Says:

    Life would be a very dull place indeed if all we did was worry about saving money. Saving money is an admirable goal, but in the larger scheme of things, it's personal relationships that truly enrich our lives.

  8. LuxLiving Says:

    Mindful living. It's a wonderful thing!

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