We had a lazy weekend. Met a couple of friends for breakfast, and then spent the rest of the day showing them the Compound, along with a LOT of conversation. It's nice spending time with folks you have so much in common with. They had an interest in the Back to Eden program, for a back yard raised bed. They also got to meet the Hooligans, and when they left they were trying to figure out how they might be able to get some chickens of their own. We shared some of our eggs with them earlier, and they were surprised at the size and taste of fresh eggs.
One major topic we discussed (among hundreds and one I've been thinking on a lot lately) was getting children and family members to understand the difference between "wants" and "needs". How immediate gratification seems to be the only formula for making a financial decision, and how quickly the feeling of having something new and fun fades and then they're on to something else. It takes some of us longer than others to figure this part of life out, and I know some who never seemed to grow out of it. I only hope that my children can learn this lesson earlier in life. There are many more rewarding things in life than stuff can ever fill.
What have you wanted but passed by because you have responsibilities or spent the time to really think it through?
Mine, an English Bulldog, we opted for adoption from a shelter; Miss Izzy