Luxuries, who needs ’em?

The luxuries of life are just illusions we create to fool ourselves into believing that we cannot be happy without them. When in reality we are perfectly capable of finding happiness in what we have.

I have many luxuries in my life which till a few years ago I was without. Sure life has become easier but they are not the key to happiness.

I think the only thing I couldn’t live without was my family. If I was marooned on an island I wouldn’t be missing my cell phone or my internet connection I would be desperately craving human interaction.

Designer clothes, designer shoes,

Luxury yachts and luxury cruise,

Expensive gadgets, pricey cigars,

Big mansions and sports cars

Do we really need any of those?

If we have our family close

Can they really make us happy?

Without the love of our family.

This post has been written in response to the Daily Prompt: Luxurious

  1. The Man Who Had Everything | Godrick Gnomish
  2. Luxe | The Magic Black Book
  3. Luxury? Fresh Coffee! | The Ambitious Drifter
  4. A luxury to treasure | storyofmylife1993
  5. Daily Prompt: Luxury, A Poem « Vicariously Poetic
  6. Ah, Luxury | tuckedintoacorner
  7. Duncan the Sushi Roll #9 | Neva Samaki
  8. S. Thomas Summers | Daily Prompt: Luxurious
  9. I can temporarily live without… | Sue’s Trifles
  10. Daily Prompt: Luxurious Air Conditioning | Under the Monkey Tree
  11. The gems of life | Life & Times
  12. Men, men and more men! Daily Prompt | alienorajt
  13. Daily Prompt: Luxurious | Photos and writings
  14. Don’t Take My Loom | The Jittery Goat
  15. the UNCATEGORISED | Daily Prompt: Luxurious | the TRASH BASH
  16. A luxury I can’t live without (with a sprinkling of nostalgia) | nasehamushtaq.
  17. To be loved-Biggest luxury | મન ની વાત
  18. Suicide no. 8: Hope Grimwald | derekalanwilkinson
  19. Luxurious: Adam & Eve – The Happy Couple | Khana’s Web
  20. Daily Prompt: Luxurious ‘Ensuite’ is a must-have | littlegirlstory
  21. Daily Prompt: Luxury | Books, Music, Photography & Movies : my best friends
  22. Luxurious | Geek Ergo Sum
  23. Gotta Ride? | Cowgirl Up!
  24. Daily Prompt: Luxurious | Chronicles of an Anglo Swiss
  25. Can you Spot the Luxury in This Picture? | gorgeous little thieves
  26. Daily Prompt: Luxurious | My Atheist Blog
  27. Luxurious wine – Le luxe du vin | Icezine
  28. LUXURY | dandelionsinwind
  29. My BED. | Going New Places!
  30. Luxury by any other name… « RPMAS
  31. Daily Prompt: Luxurious | flow of my soul
  32. I Only need two really | tornin2’s Blog
  33. Daily Prompt: How do I live without you? My Luxury | M. L. Trefry
  34. Luxury | Conversations
  35. Vampire Maman
  36. A Day in the Life of our Fridge | A Day in the Life
  37. Luxury | Flowers and Breezes
  38. Daily Prompt: Luxurious | genieve celada | photography
  39. Daily Prompt: Luxurious – simple yet traditional combination | DCMontreal
  40. Daily Prompt: Luxurious – Sunny, bright, warm | SERENDIPITY
  41. Laughter is NOT a Luxury | Spirit Lights The Way
  42. No TP? No Way! | Spirit Lights The Way
  43. Daily Prompt: Luxurious | The Daily Post | The Blogging Path
  44. Daily Prompt: Luxurious » My Life, My Way, My Words
  45. Can’t Live Without… | Live Life Tr3mendously
  46. A Magical Afternoon: DP | BLUE BEAD PUBLICATIONS
  47. Can’t live without you… | Nekoruchii: Life of a Commoner
  48. Daily Prompt : Dark circles be gone!! | Valley Girl Gone Country
  49. Luxurious | The Nameless One
  50. Luxurious: Being Able to Take Everything for Granted | TallFakeBlonde
  51. The Daily Post challenge. | Crossroads
  52. I’ll Give It To You Straight | Molly Greye
  53. Luxuries and Values | readingwithafeather
  54. Luxury of having friends- a fictional story | Passionate Ambika
  55. Luxurious | Chronicles of a Public Transit User
  56. A simple luxurious choice | Le Drake Noir
  57. Daily Prompt; Luxurious | terry1954
  58. Do I really live in the lap of luxury? | Rob’s Surf Report
  59. Luxury | Mareship

18 thoughts on “Luxuries, who needs ’em?

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  7. Because… “no man is an island”.

    I believe also that at the end of the day materials things are just tools, human needs human.

    Materials things don’t have feelings and they cannot communicate with us. Well I guess Wilson the ball from the movie Cast Away did help Tom Hanks to stay sane.. but of course it’s just fictional. Lol! But seriously, in reality we really need human interaction and I totally agree with you on that. 🙂

    Great post by the way! 🙂

    • Thank you so much for your comment. Can’t help thinking about the refugees in the world of today who don’t even have basic necessities and sometimes are even denied the luxury of being with their families 😦

      • I know and I feel you too. The biggest problem here in our country (Philippines) is corruption and we are not blind to see the reality of the world most of us were living. There are so many poor people and yet some in the government still have guts to steal the money even though they knew there are families who don’t have home, kids who can’t go to school.. it is really heartbreaking. I’m not saying this because we are or I am proud of it but it is our reality here, but good thing about us is little by little we know how step up and how to stand in our own rights. I believe in time we will overcome this and we will live the way we were supposed to live. 🙂

        I guess the best thing that we can do is to help. We are blessed not because we are not in the situation of the victims of the war or the poor people but rather we are blessed because we do know that we can help them, we are capable of that, maybe not that big but at least in our own little way we know we can make a difference. 🙂

        Thanks too and you’re welcome 🙂 Be blessed!

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