It’s The Little Things In Life That Excite Me The Most
Why is that? Some of the smallest, most mundane things that occur in my life seem to get the most positive reaction from me. Am I not the only one or am I on this island by myself? Let me explain.
I have a problem. I love to buy stuff. I want to buy things like I have an unlimited amount of money and can purchase anything I want. Mostly electronics or something to do with camping. But I don't have a bottomless wallet. And the credit card companies already sucked me into their trap. One that I will most likely ever escape from, but that's my fault.
So, for the little things. Most weekends, I head to the campground where my little slice of heaven sits on a small site. When I arrive and get settled in, I pull out all the chair cushions and tie them to what seems to be more chairs that anyone would ever want or need. I store them away at the end of the weekend so they don't get soaked during a rainstorm that almost always happens during the five days I'm not there.
I don't know why, but it took me too many years to find a nice, cheap chair cover for each chair around my fireplace. I was thrilled. During the rainstorm at camp this weekend I stared out the window at the chars nicely covered, with the cushions underneath, staying dry as could be. Why does something so simple like that excite me?
Last week, a couple of my friends who stay at camp during the entire season, took it upon themselves to install a windshield on my golf cart. Most golf carts have one, Mine did not. Well, they did a great job installing it (It was too complicated for me to install it) and again, I'm standing outside next to the golf cart so excited about having a windshield, and one that opens and closes at that.
I bragged about it to every camp friend I could find. Thinking about it, I now understand why they were all giving me odd looks like I have finally lost it. I think I get more excited about these little things than when I make larger purchases like a new van. Maybe it's because of the scary thought of six years of monthly payments outweigh the excitement of a shiny new van? Probably.
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