Everyday NhanSense – Day 72


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Everyday NhanSense: Each day, I will blog about something that comes to mind. My goal is to practice writing about my hobbies, my interests, my opinions and so forth.

Day 72’s Topic: Small luxuries.
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I’m quite the simpleton when it comes to certain things. Perhaps it’s because my family has never been rich or even decently well-off while I was growing up. But that’s OK. Not every person is meant to have a cabin they go to in the summer or be able to take the boat out to the lake when it gets hot.

I lived just fine without these kind of things as a child.

In fact, even I ever became super wealthy, I will still be able to appreciate the “finer” things in life in my my book. They don’t have to be glamorous or even have a large price tag attached to be significant.

Heck, even while I attempt to fight battles with technical poverty in my current situation, I have learned a lot about those small luxuries we all often overlook.

Take the microwave I bought the other day as an example. This baby is already changing my life for the better.

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For the initial price of $50 to purchase this bad boy, I can now heat up food whenever I want. It’s actually very nice when I am feeling a bit peckish, but I can just throw in some hot dogs for a few minutes, slap them into a bun and eat and then things are all good again.

No longer shall I have to bear with cold food because I have to.

Such a small luxury, to be able to heat up food with a microwave, but because I bought this thing with my own money and through my own hard work, it makes it even more worthwhile.

Aside from that, there are certainly some elements in my life I absolutely need to address.

Some of which include:

– I need to buy new glasses. Soon, to be honest. I haven’t had new glasses in years, so it’s about time I stopped being so lazy to schedule an eye exam and purchase some new frames. My sight isn’t a luxury. It’s a necessity.

– When more money comes around, I need to furnish my place. I need a table and a chair or two for sure. I have been sitting on a tub, a literal tub, as my pseudo-seat whenever I have to do stuff on the computer.

– A car is definitely on my “to buy” list. It’s just an expensive one on the list, however … Having a vehicle to drive around town with would be nice, but I have been able to make do with walking and taking the bus. At some point, though, I will need my own wheels. I just need to make sure I can afford the insurance, gas and everything else it costs to maintain a serviceable vehicle.

But other than that, I still count my blessings every day. I appreciate the small luxuries I can say I have.

Heat.

Electricity.

Water to shower with after a long day of work.

I may be poor, but I will strive to improve my situation by my own two hands.

“Get good. Be better.” – Nhan Fiction


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