Bye Buy Stuff

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Here is another monologue discussing how much stuff we buy, unnecessarily.

Remember It’s Only Stuff

Don’t get caught in this vicious cycle of consumerism.  I’m sure you already have enough stuff. Break the cycle.

Weekly Quote

Black coffee is a synecdoche for life:  when you eliminate the excess – when you deliberately avoid life’s empty calories – what remains is exponentially more delicious, more enjoyable, more worthwhile.  It might be a bitter shock at first; but, much like coffee, a meaningful life is an acquired taste.

Sip slowly and enjoy. – The Minimalists

Can we stop the madness?

zombieIs it too late?  Have we as a society allowed Texting to turn us into Zombies.  I’m afraid that we are headed in that direction.

The pale, blank, and expressionless stares that are focused down on our well lit palms.  The light has taken over.

We are letting technology dictate our every move.  We should all take a technology break.

Challenge: Step away from your smart phone.  Start with an hour a day and work your way up to an entire weekend.  See how your life changes……

Remember It’s Only Stuff

Mass Consumerism

Version 2We’re getting ready to experience another holiday season.  It’s the beginning of November and the holidays are approaching.

You know what that means. It means that the entire world will be spending their hard earned money on materialistic items.

Do we really need more stuff?  Don’t we have enough of the latest Apple, Android etc devices.

Trinkets bring only temporary happiness.  Experiences bring lasting happiness.

Real wealth, security, and contentment come not from the trinkets we amass, but how we spend the one life we have been given. – The Minimalists

I have an idea.  This year for the holidays instead of giving gifts – give experiences.

Remember It’s Only Stuff

My Beloved Wife

18 Years ago today my wife succumbed to cancer.  A day that I will never forget.  It’s ingrained in my mind like an Etch A Sketch.  I shake it but the image never goes away. It’s burned in.  Life is not an Etch A Sketch.

18 years is a long time ago. At times it seems as if it were yesterday and at times it seems as if it never happened.  But it did.  I truly embrace the memories, good and bad.  Not to dwell in them –  just notice them from time to time.

You were the love for certain of my life
You were simply my beloved wife
I don’t know for certain how I’ll live my life
Now alone without my beloved wife, my beloved wife – Natalie Merchant

 

You were the love for certain of my life
You were simply my beloved wife
I don’t know for certain how I’ll live my life
Now alone without my beloved wife, my beloved wife

Oh I can’t believe
I’ve lost the very best of me

You were the love for certain of my life
You were simply my beloved wife
I don’t know for certain how I’ll live my life
Now alone without my beloved wife, my beloved wife

Oh I, I can’t believe
I’ve lost the very best of me

You were the love for certain of my life
For 50 years simply my beloved wife
With another love I’ll never lie again

It’s you I can’t deny, it’s you I can’t defy
A depth so deep into my grief
Without my beloved soul

I renounce my life as my right
Now alone without my beloved wife, my beloved wife
My beloved wife, my beloved wife

My love is gone, she suffered long in hours of pain
My love is gone and now my suffering begins
My love is gone, would it be wrong if I should
Surrender all the joy in my life, go with her tonight?

My love is gone, she suffered long in hours of pain
My love is gone, would it be wrong if I should
Just turn my face away from the light, go with her tonight?

Natalie Merchant