Listen, things really don’t matter very much.
Everything we have is going to get left behind. Think about that… “everything we have is going to get left behind.” Yup, everything we own at the time of our death is going to belong to somebody else or dropped at the curb. So guess what? we never really own anything, we’re more like custodians.
The next time you make a purchase, pause and reflect. Ask yourself if the item or thing will either bring you lasting joy or fill your heart at that moment. That is, is it something meaningful or a fad, a trend perhaps a different color in something you already have and you have to have it, just because.
Hey, don’t get me wrong I’m all for buying things, it’s the engine that drives the economy. In the accumulating phase of the material possessions in your life make your purchases a heart conscious transaction and not just because.
For your current possessions, love them, appreciate them, express gratitude for them. Use them, enjoy them and share them. That way when you are gone, it will be more than okay for those possessions to be gone too. Carried to the curb.
The most important possession you have is intangible. It will be the way you made someone feel, it will be the way you bestowed your time, it will be the way you contributed in making the world a better place, it will be through your love of life and will become the indelible lasting legacy to all those you crossed paths with. That’s when you hang the coveralls once and for all commemorating a job well done and a life well lived!