Monday, September 24, 2012
Just Say No, Thank You
"Would you like to supersize that?" - No, thank you.
"Would you prefer Stoli to the house brand?" - No, thank you.
"Look at my new widget! Don't you wish you had one just like it?" - No, thank you.
"But your car is three years old! Wouldn't you rather drive a new one?" - No, thank you.
"Will you be ordering dessert to go with your meal?" - No, thank you.
There are just too many different ways to benefit from this attitude. Part of the mindset is about gratitude - what I have is fine, thanks, and I don't want or need more or newer. Part is about choosing to consume less, whether of calories, or of prestige, or of resources. Part, too, is about saving money. Each of these examples offers an opportunity to be grateful for what we have, to be mindful about how we consume from our environment, and to be thrifty. Sounds like a winner to me!