Generations of us women have done our part to break the chains of the kitchen and the never-ending laundry. Here are some conflicts that, for me, arise nearly on a daily basis. I wonder if you feel the same?
Taking care of our possessions is a sign of maturity, not a sign of materialism.
Please. Ponder with me for a moment – Do we send mixed messages about materialism, unintentionally creating a throwaway society?
When people clean their homes, do they feel conflict, as if they’re acting materialistically?
Does cleaning an object come across as placing value on the item?
Have we reached a stage where we consider a mess honorable as for proof that material things aren’t important?
If something breaks, does materialism justify that there are more important things going on than to worry about getting a replacement?
If this is the case, let’s be clear — Materialism is having more than you can take care of. Materialism is discarding one item then buying another instead of making the most of what you already own.
Maturity is the ability to care for your material things without being overwhelmed. Mature people know they can do without. Maturity is you knowing that life and relationships are more important than anything.
The point is … Don’t buy it if you can’t take care of it.