Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Word Wednesday- Accumulate

Accumulating things has been on my mind a lot lately. I've written about it a few times here on the blog, and this thought process continues, as it is, just that- a process (a long, ongoing one!)- to stop accumulating and start simplifying.

But, there is another kind of accumulation that has been on my mind lately and that is the accumulation of money. I have always thought that there aren't many people out there who don't worry about money, at least to some extent.  If you have too little, you worry about making ends meet or affording the things you want. If you have too much, you worry about how you will keep it and/or get more of it or how you will spend it. Even if people have just the right amount of money (whatever that is!), they probably think they need more. It's sad, I think, but true. Money is an "issue" for most people.

Well, I'm definitely living in the not-enough category! (Well, maybe in the almost-just-right category.) But, it's okay :)  Because the times when I consider other jobs, where I could make and possibly even accumulate more money, I realize what I would have to lose- getting to work with people I truly enjoy, having the opportunity to make a positive impact on some wonderful kids and commuting to and from work on beautiful, scenic back roads- and I quickly realize that I am doing exactly what I am supposed to be doing. Yes, the extra money could buy nicer stuff, trips, a better house, etc., but my sanity ( which is probably questionable at times!) is much more important.

On the other hand, lately, my family and I have had to deal with people living in the too-much category. People who obviously have too much money. And, I have to say, it's hard to watch. It's especially sad and disturbing to watch people put money ahead of relationships, just so they can accumulate more money.  It just isn't right.

So, to put a creative spin on the thought of money, I'll leave you with something a little different today... a song! "It Accumulates", a song about the accumulation of money, by David Gray, was the inspiration for this post. Enjoy!

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