Friday, July 4, 2008

Favorite Blog Post 7/4/08

I watch very little, if any, television, but I still seem to get bombarded by society's and the media's opinions on what my life should look like. I read two excellent articles this week, both focusing on determining what actually makes you happy, not on what our society or the media tells us should make us happy (or unhappy, as the case may be).

On Simplicity is a great blog I just stumbled upon recently. Sara wrote a great article this week titled Redefining the American Dream. What is YOUR American Dream? Mine doesn't look anything like Desperate Housewives or Friends, that's for sure!

On a similar note, Frugal Dad discusses how media outlets seem to enjoy telling us that we are miserable and that buying more stuff will fix that.

Have a great Independence Day, everyone! And turn off that stinking idiot box! ;)


Sara said...

I'm so glad you enjoyed that post! For me, it all comes down to freedom--that's my dream. Have a happy and safe holiday! And yeah, I'll turn the TV off.

Becky R said...

My American dream is almost exactly my realty. Freedom to worship and share God. A lovely home. Two awesome kids. Ability to sustain ourselves through work. We have a garden and a pool and we are so blessed. We have so much family & friends and an awesome church family as well.
I would like to be married again (I am a single mom) but that is in God's hands. -Becky in NJ

Becky@FamilyandFinances said...

That is so awesome, Becky!