Aside from the morality of our consumerism, there is the financial reality. I simply can't afford to pay $135 for a pair of Birkenstock sandals, no matter how long they will last.
Turns out that is okay. Because i can pay $7.50. For a silver pair. That fit perfectly! Whoop whoop!
I have had incredible luck in thrift shops lately, with finding everything we need plus some fluffy goodness like the summer shoes i fancied.
It is rare, but sometimes i can get sucked into thoughts of despair that we don't have the money for this or that. But really, we are so rich in this simple life. Most of the time i just feel grateful.
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