I've been thinking about this for months.
It all started in September when my husband took me to Canton to the monthly flea market.
The Flea Market was enormous-to say the very least!!!!
I went with a specific list-I had good evidence that I would come home with many impulsive purchases otherwise. Trying to be wise and frugal , I planned a few projects and put my "wish list"together.
Happily ,I found everything on my list and stayed within my budget! Amazing and ful
filling-but I had to ask myself why? Why did it make me sooo happy to find these odd items?
I put the thought in the back of my mind for a bit.
Each time I would see an opportunity to shop thriftily at a garage sale,thrift store or flea market I did-and the thought came to me again and again.
I didn't have to spend a lot of money and I always found such great items-but I didn't always buy them-and that brought the thought to me again-but from a different perspective.
Why was this cycle so happily filling my life and was it a good or a bad thing.
Somewhere in the last few weeks ,I got up early on a Saturday morning to go to an estate sale-
I was already tired from a busy week, and my budget was fairly small -so I had to ask myself WHY was I going ?
Suddenly it became clear to me that I was doing exactly the same thing that many folks do during duck or squirrel season.
It wasn't the purchase or ownership of a great find or treasure that brought me such joy-it was the hunt -the search- the utter surprise at finding an unexpected treasure.I didnt have to buy,own,or purchase it-just FIND IT!!!!!!!!