I struggle with a lifelong tendency toward miserly-ish behavior. This isn’t just about money.
It’s about saving EVERYTHING for a who-knows-what future. Food? I will eat the least appetizing things first and then, surprise, have no room left for the thing I most wanted to eat. Clothing I like most? I put off wearing it because once it’s worn (and probably, thanks to my own clumsiness and a small child) and in the wash, it won’t be available again.
In an effort to live a happier life, I’m actively working to resist this tendency.
Is my soup fantastic? I’m going to eat it first.
Am I reading a great book and a mediocre book? Read the great one first. Stop holding the good book ransom.
And now, I wear the clothing I like most, as often as possible.
I made an enormous order from Old Navy a couple of weeks ago and returned everything except this one shirt.
But I love it enough to make up for the ten items I returned.
In fact, I took this picture two weeks ago, and I’m wearing this shirt again today (and I wore it twice on the cruise). And all four times, it made me just unreasonably happy.