My life is saturated with deals, sales, buy one/get one specials, discounts, coupons, and on and on it goes. I am connected with 1,300 people on Twitter, almost 2,000 with Facebook, and I have several email addresses I use to aggregate all the inflow of information I receive daily. Basically, I feel like I’m a filter for all the world has to offer… sort of like taking a drink out of a fire hose. You are bound to get saturated, and if you aren’t careful, you will get overwhelmed with all the inflow.
I have found myself struggling with this very issue today. I love reading all the inserts and seeing what’s on sale, where to shop for the best deals, and finding coupons to match up with the promotional items. But, what I find hardest is keeping a level head while sorting through it all.
It’s entirely possible to be sucked into a world of wants instead of remaining in the world of haves. I look at my stockpile daily as I come and go through our garage and I always think, I need another shelf, and more this, and a few more that. And, then I find myself getting anxious for when I am going to be able to mark these items off my needs list.
As life would have it, the minute I walk past the stockpile, a million other things are begging for my attention and my desire to squirrel away essentials for my family is pushed down and trampled over by four sets of small feet.
But for some reason, today was especially difficult for me.