I have the "I Wants." You know. I want a vacation. I want diamond jewelry. I want a cleaner house. A trip to Hawaii. A fabulous Easter dress. Strangely, my "I Wants" always show up when I-don't-have. Like today. Right now. I don't have the money for the diamond jewelry, vacation and Hawaii beach house. I really need to spend my money on other things than new dresses and bracelets and trips. Things like - brakes on two different cars, income taxes and property taxes. Really boring things. Things that aren't sparkly or fun. Those kind of things. I don't like those things. They may be necessary to my daily existence. But I still don't like them. Sometimes I wish I were more irresponsible. One of those people who just packs their stuff in a back pack and takes off for adventures across Europe. Or one of those free spirits who seems to always have whatever they need including jet-setting friends that give them free rides to the Cayman's. And they just pack their bikini and go. (They also look really great in a bikini, too.)
The truth is I have NEVER been one of those people. But today ... for just a few minutes I want to be like them. That's the problem with the I Wants. They make me unsatisfied with what I have. And actually what I have is still pretty great. I mean, I do have some nice jewelry and I have been to Hawaii a few times. And I do live in Southern California where the weather happens to be fantastic today and last I checked, there is an ocean - a really nice looking ocean less than an hour away from my house. And I do have cars to drive... even if they do need brakes. And I have my health and my family is healthy. We are also still paying our bills. A big deal in this economy. So I guess maybe I need to refocus from my Wants to my Haves. Sigh. I don't want to. I want to complain instead.