You roll your cart through the store and keep putting items that you think you need into it. Then you go to check out. Before you start placing your items on the check out belt, look at your cart and take out one item that you need the least. Leave it in the store. If you do this every time you shop, you will be amazed how much money you will save by the end of the year. Once you have taken that item off the cart, just think of one of the parts of the fruit of the Spirit from Galatians 5:22-23: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. Prayerfully ask the Lord to help you cultivate one of them in your life.
Our lives are not only about getting things, though we may be tempted to find comfort and security in things that we own. They are about our spiritual health and relationships with God and those around us. Jesus said, "What do you benefit if you gain the whole world but lose your own soul?" (Matthew 16:26).
Have a Blessed New Year!