Now or Later?

Save for Later

I’m definitely one of those people who like to buy or obtain new things but often never use them.

I’m sure you’ve heard at least one person say, “I can’t have nice things” because they’re so afraid to ruin that thing. That was me to a fault. I would save my favorite something until next time or until a better occasion came up where I felt wearing this dress, necklace, lipstick, or whatever would be more worth it. Ultimately I would continue to postpone bringing this thing out until it was out of season or a year passed and I never actually wore it or used it and even would end up giving these things away.

What was the point of getting that special thing and never ever using it?

Now, I will say that it has come in handy in certain situations. For instance, I had a birthday five months ago and waited almost three months to open up the last two gifts that I received from family and friends. When I did open them, the timing was perfect. I feel like I would have appreciated it less or “wasted” the present had I opened it earlier. However, during the other 95% of the time, it’s not really that beneficial.

The things that you cherish the most seem to always be the things that get ruined. You may not want to wear your favorite blouse or watch until next month’s gala, but once you do, you’re so focused on keeping it safe that everything goes wrong. You’ll stain you blouse or your watch clasp unbuckles and in the toilet it goes. Those are a bit dramatic, but if you think about it, it’s kinda true. You never really get to enjoy your special thing because there is a fear and anxiety that is attached to it.

Now to be clear and to be fair, it doesn’t always have to be something materialistic. Go see your longtime friend and don’t wait for a special occasion to link up, don’t wait until your birthday (or someone else’s) to have a piece of cake, do the things that make you happy now. Use the things that you enjoy most now. This is the moment that we’re living in and you have to make the best of it.

The point I’m trying to get at here is that you should cherish everything you have equally because while you’re waiting on that “special” day you’re failing to notice that every single day is special. I know that sounds super cheesy, but in the wake of recent events in America, you never really know if that special day you’re saving something for will ever come. Enjoy your things and live everyday like it’s special because, well, it is.

June 16, 2016
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