My Favorite Things (And Yours Too)
What do you think of when you hear the phrase “my favorite things”? Is it the song from the Sound of Music? Oprah’s annual show? Something else?
Me, I literally think about my favorite things, most of which aren’t things at all: my family, traveling, the moment when you first get under cool sheets in the summertime, etc.
But what are your favorite things to spend money on? I suspect people may not give that a lot of thought, but maybe we should. My favorite things to buy or spend money on are food, travel, and things for the house.
What’s the point in thinking about that?It’s to examine whether what we actually spend our money on matches up with that we value. If they don’t, why not? What could we change so that our actions line up more with what’s important to us?
Of course we still need to find a balance in our spending — we may love to eat out, but we also need to retire and pay our bills. So it’s important to prioritize, but also to get a reasonable amount of the things we appreciate most, and then really enjoy those things.