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Thursday, December 24, 2009

Hurry Up and Wait

Is that how prepping has become as no serious crises has happened? Life is still awesome, job intact, and you spend like you always have?

What are you doing? Are you one who desperately needs a "high" to continue or do you appreciate that a life of a prepper is a lifestyle change. Living does not cease, nor does joy or happiness. No, the only thing that changes is that way you see things and the way you do things. Gone should be the conditioned spender that needs new all the time. Gone should be the conditioned spender that has no clue how to maintain anything. Gone should be the conditioned spender that has no idea how to make any food of substance from scratch. Gone should be the person who was properly molded into a consumer living a life based on a number. Gone should be the person who is living in a home only as a step to the bigger, better home in the best neighborhood. Gone should be the person that has no clue what contentment is.

Yes, I ended that paragraph with what has happened to all of us. In the frenzied path of accumulation we have lost our simple ways, our simple joy and peace in appreciating the real things in life. Capitalism is not this...but it has been converted to this bizarro interpretation...and then spun by the Left. When everything at your fingertips has been made in China, how can it be Capitalism that has gone awry?

I say it is time to hurry up and wait. If you can begin thinking about a move to a rural place near the work that you have. If you can, begin spending money on the one tangible thing out there~ land. Not over priced land that is in a hip locale...no, buy land that can be used and lived on. This will carry on for generations. Buy land that has water- that is a place that you can hurry up and wait.

Just my thoughts.

Merry Christmas to You All
From The Double Nickel Farm


Kymber said...

that's some great advice Jennifer! we feel so much better since purchasing our land! put all of your savings into purchasing a piece of land - even if you can't make the move right away!

anyway - just wanted to drop in and wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas!!! God Bless all of you!

and lastly - a very heart-felt thank you for all of the work that you have done at the CPN - thanks so much!

American Prepper said...

Have a merry Christmas Jen

WomanWhoRunsWithHorses said...

Wise words for any who will listen. I am grateful for what we have and where we live. I am grateful for the friends we've made through our prepping. We are all in a better position than most to ride out the storm that is surely coming. Our government has forsaken us, but God has not. Keep the faith and MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Gen-IL Homesteader said...

What a great post! 'Gone should be the person that has no clue what contentment is.' I love that! THAT is the key to what we do. THAT is the key to a beautiful life. Being content with what you have is the best thing in life. Whether you're in a trailer or a mansion, if you're content with you have, if you love it, you'll be leaps ahead of the discontent. Merry Christmas!

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