five minute friday

Five Minute Friday : TEAM

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Five Minute Friday - Team

Last year, I was offered 2 tickets to the Patriots game at the Gillette Stadium in Foxboro. Now, I have to confess, I don’t know the game, but I went anyway because my husband isย a huge Patriots fan. It was my first time being in a stadium to watch the game. I have to tell you, being part of that vast audience, the cheers, looking at the players in real life and rooting for your TEAM, I enjoyed every part of it.

The same happened yesterday when we caught the Olympic Women’s Single Badminton game for Gold live on TV. There is so much thrill in watching a live game, cheering and cooing for your team to win.

If you ask me, I would rather go outside and play the game myself than watch someone else play. But once in a while I let myself watch the finals of Euro or Cricket World cup or any sport my husband is crazy about. I have to admit, for a little while, I feel I am part of that team, I want them to win, I cheer for them, I support them. It’s good to be part of a team.

This post has been written based on the Five Minute Friday prompt TEAM on Kate Motaungโ€™s Blog.

Five Minute Friday : WANT

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Five Minute Friday - Want

We recently had to move our stuff from a 2 bed room apartment to a storage and then squeeze our essentials in to four check-in bags and travel half way across the world. I thought three weeks was a good enough time to de-clutter, purge, donate and beautifully pack my stuff in boxes and label them and then have an inventory of them. Oh how wrong I was. As the deadline crept, and several trips to the donation center later, I realized that I had so much stuff.

You wouldn’t think that if you walked in my house. I’m very good at cleaning, purging and organizing. Or so I thought. In my head, I owned only minimal stuff, but in reality it was a little overwhelming. The good news is that the storage unit we rented fit all the things, and now that I’m on a temporary living having and buying just the essentials, I’ve started to seriously think about minimalism.

What we want is way out of proportion with what we need. Can we live with just the things we need? We most certainly can. Then why do we keep buying and hoarding all these things we want? Something to think about. I’ve begun my journey towards minimalism. It’s a long path, but I’m liking where this is going. I encourage you to think about minimalism too ๐Ÿ™‚

This post has been written based on the Five Minute Friday prompt WANT on Kate Motaung’s Blog.