Several months ago I took my children to a coffee shop and treated them to a smoothie. One cup for the two of them to share would be plenty . . . at least I thought so at the time.
Their faces tell the story:
Sharing is easy until resources are low.
Isn’t that true for adults, too?
We all have something we are possessive over–something that we love sharing if resources abound, but like to hoard during moments of scarcity?
My own possessive, me-centered inclinations are usually related to time.
- Quiet alone-time to write. It keeps me sane and is much cheaper than therapy.
- Quality time with Hubby and the kids.
- Time to maintain a certain level of fitness. Running (like writing) also keeps me sane and is cheaper than therapy.
If any of these things don’t happen, I get grumpy and irritable about whatever is sucking up that precious resource–time.
What do you find yourself the most possessive over? Share with me in the comments below.