Last night I dreamt that Jess got me the iPhone6, set it out on the downstairs counter, and I found it much to my surprise.
I woke up immediately following the dream but kind of forgot it (you know how that is when you wake up), but felt this very real excitement in my woken up state. Then I remembered that in the dream I was living with a smart phone.
What is my subconscious trying to tell me?
A lot of life seems like maintenance. You've got to maintain your material possessions You've got to maintain your physical health. You've got to maintain your relationships. You've got to maintain your spiritual health. You've got to maintain your mental acuity. I've found it really is a balancing act and at times you've got to make sure you've got your priorities straight. Sometimes I may have a leaky toilet scenario in any number of these areas, and the best I can do is try to improve. Complacency can have damaging effects (including a high water bill!), so even a small move in the right direction is progress.
And now, back to thinking about how I am going to try to finish fixing that toilet. Arghh!
"This coupon is expired."
"You have to buy five of these rather than four to get the 75 cents off."
"Oh, sorry, you've got to get the 18.5 oz size to get the discount."
"This coupon only works on Wednesdays during the fifth week of the month."
A while back, I decided to bag the coupon saving and rely on in-store deals. Same thing happened. I'd try to buy five boxes of cereal in order to get a $5 dollar gift card; except, it never seemed to work out that way. I could never buy the right combination of cereal to get five bucks.
Is saving some cents really that difficult? Is everyone getting fooled into buying things that they think will save them money, when really, in the long run, they have spent more than they would have otherwise? Or am I just not able to hack it? Probably, hopefully (for my sake), it's a little bit of both.