I'm grateful to have things in my home that make me happy.
(I'm grateful to have a home, for that matter).
I recently had a realization of the fact that
we didn't have many things when I was a child,
and that it wasn't just a matter of lifestyle, but of necessity.
My refugee parents had arrived
just a few years before I was born.
We had a home, food, clothes (hand me downs & 2nd hand)
& I did have a few toys which I loved so much.
I am able to have more these days.
But I try ( I try) to purchase new things
with care & moderation...