My husband and I are preparing for our ultimate life. Recently, we had occasion to explore our dream destination. Our forever home. I have never felt happier in my life. Jody and Damien – I left a piece of my heart with both of you. I cannot wait to see you both again!
There was this little market featuring local artisans to which I was drawn to over and over again.
However, let me be clear. I am CHEAP. I HATE to spend money. It makes me glisten because girl bosses like myself do not sweat. I do not care if it is six dollars or six hundred, I have to rationalize. I have to toil. Do I need it or just want it? Oh the questions that go through my mind! It is a dangerous place up in there. Yes, I am married to a doctor. BUT, I am not a stereotypical doctor’s wife. I am frugal. I know that my husband works hard. I am not seeking to take anything from him but rather to give – to add value to his life as well as everyone else’s life that I touch even in the slightest of ways. So, no. I do not spend even six dollars without thinking about it.
I found this little bracelet. Seriously, this sounds so ridiculous as I write it. The lady selling her items told me it was only six dollars. (Insert Mel Robbins 5 Second Rule here) and I could not decide if I wanted it or not. I told her I would think about it and come back.
I decided I wanted it. I went back and suddenly the price was now SEVEN DOLLARS! Here is the funny thing. I learned a lesson. Make a damn decision even if it is wrong or be one of the squirrels lying squished on the road. Despite the one-dollar hijacking fee, now I had to have it! This was a one-dollar life lesson that I would remember every time that I wore this bracelet. Suddenly this bracelet was really valuable!
I am wearing it today. I wore it on purpose for a photo shoot for my new website. As I work so hard to motivate, encourage, inspire, and empower my clients – I never want to forget what is at the very heart of my message. I wanted to be reminded to act. To be decisive. To live with intent. To live with passion. To live with purpose. To buy the bracelet!
Complacency costs us a lot more than one dollar and we do not even get the bracelet. It costs us even more than that. It costs us JOY and that is just too high of a price to pay.
I love you all. Indulge in the small things. Breathe in the joy of the moment. I am smiling as I wear my bracelet today.
Until Next Time,