Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Upgrading

I tend to hang onto things a while, probably longer than I should. My car is now almost 8 years old. I could probably afford to trade it in for a new(er) vehicle, but why do that when it's paid for and has given me relatively few problems over the years?

Some things I keep out of sentimental value, even though I realize that I'll probably never read that particular book again or wear that particular item of clothing again. And then some things I hang onto because I'm too thrifty (a polite way of saying "cheap") to spend the money upgrading it.

However, I've come to the conclusion that it's time to upgrade my computer. It's nearly 5 years old, has served me quite well, but let's face it, in this technological age, 5 years is more like 20. So I'll soon be upgrading to a faster model with more memory.

There are some intangible things that I tend to hang onto for too long--attitudes such as selfishness, insensitivity, pride. It's time to get rid of those and upgrade to some new attitudes of love, humility, cutting people some slack, cutting myself some slack.

What areas of your life need an upgrade?

2 comments:

DJG said...

I am working on upgrading my sarcastic tongue to a sweeter, kinder type of speech....I am going to need a lot of prayer.


I tend to do the opposite with cars, I always want something different, maybe I should start a Rental Agency!

Carrie said...

I've been upgrading my spiritual laziness over the last several months. I'm not quite where I want to be yet, but have made a lot of progress!