I started to think about the difference between my wants and my needs. Many of times I confuse the two and claim to need absolutely EVERYTHING I see! If you know me you know that is true. I've never really grown out of that stage.
When I was in grade school, my younger sister got a pair of sandals for her birthday. It was May and I really NEEDED those sandals! I cried all day because it just wasn't fair that I NEVER got any sandals on my birthday -- never mind that my birthday is in December, but I NEVER got sandals and I NEEDED them so badly! My poor Mom, beside herself by the end of the day, having heard about it all-------day-------long bought me the stupid sandals and I was happy. Happy for a few weeks until I found the next thing that I NEEDED.