Friday, April 9, 2010

How do You define "comfortable?"

What really does it mean to be "comfortable? I hear people say all the time, "I don't need to be a millionaire, I just want to live comfortably." I sit back and think about what that means. I am sure it means something a bit different to everyone. I will be the first to admit that a Million dollars WOULD make me feel comfortable. ;) But the truth is that the measure of being comfortable is as simple as this to me. I want to have enough money that all of my bills are paid with out hesitation. I want to own a nice vehicle and have plenty to eat. I have all three of those things. So am I "comfortable?" No, I do not consider myself comfortable when it comes to actual cash flow. I am certainly Not without, but not rich by any standards. So what do I consider to be really comfortable?
I love coffee. I crave and trust me, lol, I Need coffee in the morning to turn from "Mr. Hyde" back to myself. I enjoy donuts now and then. Perhaps, according to my "not as trim as I would like" physique, I enjoy them a bit too often. At ant rate, I enjoy things that are not so huge but that make me smile. There are mornings that I do not have the 3 dollars it takes to grab a coffee and donut. When that happens, it is not my stomach Nor my Physique that suffer. It is my mind. I work to keep money flowing from the sale of my novels and Internet work. I bring in a nice income and live nicely. But those times, which everyone I think has or has had somewhere in their lives, that I reach in my pocket and realize I do not have the funds to grab that coffee and donut are what separate me from living nicely and living comfortable.
So, when someone asks me what I define as a "comfortable" living... I say a hot cup of coffee and a cake donut, anytime I want. Silly? Simple? Too much to ask for? Well, I don't really know how to answer that but I do know that it is what I measure where I am with my life.

8 comments:

Tooma said...

This makes sense cause you are a guy. Comfortable has heavier meaning to girls!

Darrel said...

Thank you for reading this. Please feel free to explain more.

Tooma said...

It hurts a girl to want a dress she's not comfortable enough to afford.. It hurts to want an expensive bag she really likes.. It hurts to be unable to go the gym all the other girl go to.. I think I explained enough :)

Darrel said...

Understood and it helps to have a man that knows your "needs" and indulges your wishes now and then... ;)

Tooma said...

Sure, why do think half of the women get married then? The other half- I belong here- are wiser :D

Darrel said...

smiles no e-mail on your profile...

Tooma said...

I'm just a pass-byer.

Darrel said...

ok sorry thank you for stopping

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