Yesterday, Old Navy was having their annual flip flop sale. I walked into the store at around 11am, and most everything was purchased. There were women picking up to 10 pairs/20 pairs of flip flops. I need one pair. A black pair. The one I purchased a few years ago, is wearing down, and with a beach vacation coming up, I wanted a new pair for end of the summer and warmer fall days.
Please note I said: I wanted, not needed. I did not need these flips, but I wanted them instead. They weren’t an urgent need (as my feet had another pair on), but they were a great price for the quality – so I went ahead. Flips at the local thrift store are more, so I decided to go ahead and buy myself a pair.
Instead of a woman’s pair (because they were all sold out) I ended up getting a hunter green, and a gray pair in men’s size 6. I will wear them until they wear out, or until my son’s foot grows into them. They will go to great use.
I stood inline, a long – slow moving line, with my two flip flops, while holding my 20 month old daughter who wanted nothing more than to run wild in the store. I held and entertained her to my best ability. And yet it was amazing to see how many people were truly buying out the store. A lot of sale signs were up, but that does not necessary mean you are getting a great deal, not does it mean you NEED to buy it. We all have so much, and we have to learn to live & love what we already purchased, what we already own.
Buying ONLY what we want – is a process, and takes time, patience, commitment and practice. And most important – deciding BEFORE you enter the store, that you will ONLY buy what you need, not all you may want. I need to practice following my own advice, especially before going grocery shopping.
It was awesome to charge just $2 to my Amazon Chase Card, versus $20, or $40 or $100 or $200. Let’s keep practicing buying only want we need (or lessss), and becoming MILLIONAIRES and FINANCIALLY FREE in the process!