All That Glitters…

As you know, I have had a lot of people working in my house. Unfortunately, we can’t always be there the whole time, so we have had to leave, essentially, complete strangers in our home. Doing this conjured up some uncomfortable feelings for me around trust—or lack thereof. I can’t say it’s my favorite feeling, but it really made me think.

I asked myself, “What is it, in your home, that you’re worried about someone taking?” Although there are a few things, there aren’t many. The “things” I care about most are not things at all, they are people. Would I want valuable things taken? Of course not, but I also don’t want to have an attachment to things. I believe it’s unhealthy.

We spend a lot of time and money accumulating things. It’s a sign of our wealth and our accomplishments. But in the end, does it matter? Do these things make us happy? Do they define us? I hope not. Attachment to possessions is all about fear. Contemplate, for a second, losing just one prized possession. Would you survive? Could you even thrive without it? I’m guessing the answer is yes, but it’s worth thinking about. Things seem important until you realize they really aren’t. People are.


Beth Fitzgerald

P.S. You missed a good call last night for the Book Club. Our next call is April 11th at 5 pm EST.. Pencil it in if you’d like to sample the class. Please send me an email so I can send you the link.

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