I read a thread on my Country Living forum this morning that got me thinking. Click HERE to see the whole topic. If you'd rather not click on the link, here's the question: "If you were given $5,000 that you had to spend (it cannot be put in savings or invested) what would you do with it?"
That question made me realize that Cliff and I have finally gotten every material thing we want OR need. There was a time when I'd have used it for some remodeling, but we've both come to the conclusion that our time here is so short, and our house in so much need of repair, that we're not going to worry about it. That decision has brought about a remarkable sense of satisfaction and peace of mind on my part, because once we got that out of the way, I have everything I need and want. And when we're so infirm we can't do upkeep on this place, we'll have a house that needs no remodeling.
Amazing. And all this time I thought I'd only achieve this sort of contentment if we won the lottery.
Oh, I'm "Donna from Mo" on that board, so you can see what Cliff and I chose to do with the money.