We don’t buy school needs and shoes on days when the school year is about to start. We buy them usually on the first quarter of the year when department stores offer big discounts to dispose of old stocks and introduce new arrivals at a higher cost.
With three boys all attending school, we need to strategize in order to save money. I would want my children to have good education thus I always save money for that purpose. Of course, I’ve been a student once and I know the “need” to own new things as well. I don’t want to deprive my boys of that joy and excitement, too.
Last quarter, we shopped for the boys’ new school shoes, rubber shoes and bags. As usual, they were all pretty excited and they couldn’t wait for school to start to show off to their classmates their new stuff.
As I was about to retire for the day, I had a realization.
Life isn’t complicated.
Our decisions are what make things too difficult for us to handle and understand.
We are always presented with options to be happy or not…. to be satisfied or unfulfilled. We could always react indifferently or otherwise.
I have four intelligent and beautiful boys. They all lovingly call me “mama.” They are my reason to work and my constant reminder as well to stop and relax for a while to smell some flowers. They have their unique ways to make me smile and feel loved. And they make my life worth living, without any complications.
So what am I pointing at? Life is too beautiful to think of all the complications and hardships.
We complicate life because we tend to compare and complain.
We sometimes doubt ourselves and cloud our minds with unimportant thoughts. Sometimes too, we can’t accept reality and curse life.
I have four growing boys. We are not rich. We may not have all the resources to buy all our needs and wants but we survive. And we survive because we opt to look at life as beautiful.