Madonna Lyrics in Real Life

"...And we are living in a material world..".These Madonna lyrics have never been more true than they are today. With apps like Pinterest, Instagram, Twitter, and yes even blogging we are constantly bombarded with the newest and shiniest things. Seeing all these items can spend a surge of greedy or what I like to call "wantieness". However, why do we do it? Why can we not look at something and say that's nice and move on? I know some of us can, but I know there are times we are at fault on this.

The other day I was at the grocery store and was brought to tears. A gentleman in line had a loaf of bread and a package of pre-sliced bologna. At first I thought nothing of it until his total came and he paid the lady in dimes and nickels, even having to search for a few extras to come up with the amount needed. Soon as he found the extra dimes he needed he was gone so fast. My heart just kind of broke.

We take so much for granted in our lives, forgetting that there are people in this world and even just in our hometown that are making due on a lot less. It is so easy to come online and ogle at all the shiny things that we do not need. Actively look your life, if you have food in your belly, clothes on your back, and a roof over your head it is a significantly a better life then some. Now add in all the extras we have in our lives and it makes our living look pretty darn good.

Now I am not trying to guilt you about your shopping. I am bonafide shopaholic. I just ask you to look around your life, be present, and be grateful for all of the blessings you do have in your life.