What does luxury look like to you?
It’s such a delicious word. It makes me think of things that are rare and rich.
Belgium Chocolates, Scottish Cashmere, a trip on the Orient Express!
The dictionary describes it this way.
: a condition or situation of great comfort, ease, and wealth
: something that is expensive and not necessary: something that is helpful or welcome and that is not usually or always available
I hate to argue with Merriam-Webster.
But I believe luxury can also be a state of mind.
Some of my favorite luxuries are not only affordable, they are often free.m
- The luxury to say no. Simply no, N. O. without feeling I have to explain myself.
- The luxury to say yes…to what I enjoy.
- Quiet time each morning with a cup of tea, a scented candle and a book. I have a comfy chair in the bay window of my bedroom where I start my morning quietly and slowly.
- The luxury of cooking and eating fresh, organic food. We have a Whole Foods in town that I love to shop at. I know they have a bad reputation as being overpriced. I haven’t found that to be true. When I buy organic foods at other supermarkets, they’re sometimes cheaper but the quality is often, inferior.
- The delight I feel when I hear my grandson laugh. It’s a luxury and a treat beyond all measure for me.
And just to keep things real, these are luxuries I enjoy, that many women can’t have…at any price!
- The luxury to come and go as I please. There are women all over the world who don’t have that freedom. They’re culture or religion, seriously limits their activities and lifestyle.
- The luxury of turning on a tap and getting fresh, clean water to drink. Fresh water is in short supply in many places these days. It’s at crisis levels in many third world countries. Many of us even find our clean tap water lacking, and drink bottled water instead.
What does luxury mean to you?