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You Can Have Whatever You Want . . .

July 13th, 2007 at 03:04 am

"You can have whatever you want, you just can't have *everything* you want."

A friend shared this quote with me some time ago and it's come to mind many times. Sometimes it has to do with my diet: "I can have the oreo, I just can't have the oreo AND the ice cream AND the chips . . ."

But it really fits when talking about finances. We all have those things in our lives that we're willing to spend money on. We usually all have different things that we're willing to spend our money on. One person has to have to have their soda. Others can't imagine drinking their money away, but are willing to pay more for a new car.

The point of the statement is: You CAN have whatever you want. You just can't have it all. You must make a choice as to what's really important. I choose to buy farm eggs, real butter and organic fruits and meats. However, I cannot afford to purchase only organic foods for the remainder of our groceries. I've made a choice based on what WE can afford.

And I must be happy with those choices. No one can make them for me and I shouldn't look to others for guidance. No more keeping up with the Joneses!

6 Responses to “You Can Have Whatever You Want . . .”

  1. littlemama Says:

    You are so right! We all have choices. I wished more people realized that. Well said!

  2. JanH Says:

    This is so true. Something to ponder.....thanks.

  3. Ima saver Says:

    I have never kept up with the Jones, thank goodness.

  4. Carolina Bound Says:

    Yes, it's just a matter of choosing what you want MOST!

  5. disneysteve Says:

    Very true. I've often said that what matters is having priorities. When people ask how we can afford "X", I explain that we choose not to have "Y and Z" and that leaves us enough money for "X".

  6. jennlem Says:

    Words to live by for sure!

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