Ok, I guess it all depends on who you ask. Many would say that diamonds are more precious. But when I walk on the beach I get such enjoyment from noticing the little coquina shells and then taking still life photos of them.
I used to impulsively pick these shells up. I wanted to take and keep these beautiful objects. But recently I’ve realized that I don’t really need them at my house. I don’t need to fill baskets and jars with shells. Or glue them all around a mirror (although that’s very pretty!)
I love the shells right where they’ve washed up. They’re so beautiful when they’re wet, against a background of sand and little tracks.
Over the years I’ve thought a lot about what I really need and what I really want. And what’s truly precious and valuable to me. I wrote about it, from a more financial standpoint, on my coaching blog today: Five ways I stopped letting money get in the way. Click over if you like! I’m also hosting a class at the end of January called The Indulgent Path to Money Management. If you struggle with managing your money and are looking for something that won’t make you miserable but will help you get your finances under control, without being creepy or gimmicky, go check it out! Either way, I’d love to hear what you think, and if you’d like to share it with others, feel free! Oh, and there’s a video of me over there telling about the class, so if you’ve been wondering what I sound like you can go see!
So, what do you find precious that’s actually free? Breathing and laughing come to mind! What else?