Old spice

Old spice deodorant spray can.

The other day, I saw it at the grocery store and I was reminded of a particularly cool guy.

I wanted to buy it so bad.

But I realized one thing. As I held that can and beheld its soft, aesthetically pleasing encasement, I realizes one thing:
“I was content and satisfied before even knowing this. And yet I am buying into the lie that I cannot be happy and content unless I get this can. Why shouldn’t I be content and satisfied without buying this can if I have always been satisfied and happy before?”

So I put the can and walked away.

I said in my heart, “Come now, I will test you with pleasure; enjoy yourself.” But behold, this also was vanity. I said of laughter, “It is mad,” and of pleasure, “What use is it?” I searched with my heart how to cheer my body with wine-my heart still guiding me with wisdom-and how to lay hold on folly, till I might see what was good for the children of man to do under heaven during the few days of their life. I made great works. I built houses and planted vineyards for myself. I made myself gardens and parks, and planted in them all kinds of fruit trees. I made myself pools from which to water the forest of growing trees. I bought male and female slaves, and had slaves who were born in my house. I had also great possessions of herds and flocks, more than any who had been before me in Jerusalem. I also gathered for myself silver and gold and the treasure of kings and provinces. I got singers, both men and women, and many concubines, the delight of the children of man.

So I became great and surpassed all who were before me in Jerusalem. Also my wisdom remained with me. And whatever my eyes desired I did not keep from them. I kept my heart from no pleasure, for my heart found pleasure in all my toil, and this was my reward for all my toil.
Then I considered all that my hands had done and the toil I had expended in doing it, and behold, all was vanity and a striving after wind, and there was nothing to be gained under the sun.

-Ecclesiastes 2:1-11

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