Over the last few months Justin and I have been hard at work on our website, www.etsy.com/shop/macmaddies. The kids have taken notice in all of the things we have been doing lately. They are getting excited about how rooms have changed as well as different projects that are sparking interests.
It is interesting to me that this past weekend, a good friend of mine actually had the conversation about what or how our lives would change if we were "rich." I was filled with joy when she told me that she thinks I would stay the same person. I would hope and pray that I would stay who I am. I told her that I have a dream to live comfortably (maybe, just maybe... not having to live paycheck to paycheck), but I also have the biggest desire to give to others. I wish so badly I could help an orphanage or even write a check to my best friend so she can have a baby....that is what I want. I want to live "comfortably" and to give!
I overheard my little guy just this week talking to his daddy about being rich....He out of the blue, not provoked...and to this day I have NO IDEA where it came from said to Justin, "daddy I don't think I want to be rich." Justin responded with, "why not?" Macaiden, in his little voice, responded, "I think when you are rich you keep wanting more, and I just want to be happy." I overheard this conversation as I was straightening my hair and heard Justin stop and say, "you are wise beyond your years my son..." (I know Macaiden had no idea what his daddy was talking about.)
How on earth does my barely 6 year old know what this means? Who did he hear this from or where did he get this idea? Was it me? I have to say that both of my children are in-tuned to things that I am not even in-tuned to and I am even taken aback, however, once again this got me thinking, especially when... tonight when we were making another item (again, to help us not live paycheck to paycheck), Macaiden asked, "is this going to make us rich?" I looked at him and with a quick response I said, " I sure hope so." Macaiden looked at me straight faced and said, "I don't. Mommy, I just want to be happy."
Am I living a life where I am showing my kids I am happy? Am I showing them that really the ONLY thing that brings me happiness is THEM!?
As I write this now, I am still in disbelief how my little man can express such words, but then, I everyday, learn that my kids teach me lessons, and amaze me everyday.
I do want to be able to live comfortably....don't get me wrong, we do live paycheck to paycheck, but so do a lot of families, but we are BLESSED. We are blessed with amazing jobs, amazing families, and if you haven't noticed (I know I am biased) AMAZING kids. I am rich already....my kids keep me going and richness is what you want it to be. If in the words of Macaiden....My richness is what makes me happy.
My Repurpose for today : To rethink about what the word "rich" means to me.
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