I am flat broke from overspending at Christmas time. But I need to go shopping
again soon because I am completely out of self-respect. I've said things I wish I
could take back and I am not feeling too good about myself.
I also want to exchange a carton of self righteousness for an equal amount of
humility. I hear that it is less expensive and wears well, and while I'm at it I'm
going to check on tolerance and see if there is any available in my size.
I must remember to try to match my patience with the little I have left. My
neighbor is loaded with it and it looks awfully good on her. I was told the same
department has a repair shop for mending integrity. Mine has become frayed
around the edges from too much compromising. If I don't get it refurbished
soon, there won't be any left.
I almost forgot the most important thing of all -- compassion. If I see some-no
matter what the color, size or shape -- I'm going to stock up heavily regardless of
the price. I have run out of it so many times and I always feel ashamed when it
I don't know why it has taken me so long to get around to shopping for these
items. They don't cost nearly as much as some of the frivolous things I bought
at Christmas time. And I'll get a lot more satisfaction from them.
Yes, I'm going shopping today and I can leave my checkbook and credit cards
at home! The things I'm looking for have no price-tags. What a joy!