What a fascinating discussion on yesterday’s post and the day before about giving yourself the good things in life. One of the fundamentalists called me an idiot on Twitter for suggesting such a thing. But most of you understood the prosperity consciousness I was getting at.
So who are you saving that good china or silverware for anyway? You expecting the Queen, or maybe Rod Stewart? Of course the bigger question is this: Why do you think that they deserve the good stuff, but you don’t?
Now don’t get me wrong. I think it’s great if you have some family heirlooms that you save for special occasions. I just hope that sometimes the special occasions are for YOU.
And that’s the real issue we’re talking about…
Sometimes you have to make a decision to buy something more expensive, even though you can’t logically justify it. Sometimes you have to buy things just for you. Even though you don’t “need” a thing, you make a conscious decision to give it to yourself anyway.
One of the examples I talked about was fresh flowers in your home. I always keep some in my place. It’s a prosperity thing. Giving yourself a massage is another perfect example. Not too many people actually “need” one, but if everyone in the world got a good massage once a week, there would be no war.
Some guys buy exotic cars and only drive them on sunny Sundays. Not me. If I wanted garage furniture, I’d buy a beanbag chair. I want a joyride every time I turn the key. The line between prosperity and lack, is knowing what to reward yourself with.
Do you realize that some people go their entire life and never get a massage from a professionally trained therapist? Have never bought anything but “sensible” clothes? They order from the right side of the menu. Buy the brand they have the coupon for, and wouldn’t even think of an “extravagance” like king size, soft, thirsty towels.
They have been brought up to do the “sensible” thing, for everything. Now some people have the opposite problem. And that’s what we’ll discuss next post.