Then frustrated I ran out trying to catch my neighbor before she left. As soon as I found her I said:
"I don't need everything I want."And then I thought about it. We run after more and more, just because we want it, not because we need it.
"That's so brilliant," she replied.
Now, the funny thing is that I had sent my husand to buy some candies for Mishloach Manot, the little food packages we give out on Purim. I had bought some candies, but for whatever reason, I felt the need for more. And when I was getting everything ready to pack, I couldn't find the bag. I've wasted too much time looking for that bag. Then standing there in the store, I had realized that I was wasting time and money. We'd manage just fine without more.
And now I'm going to tell you a "secret."
Not only did we manage perfectly fine without that extra bag of candy, it's clear we already have too many candies to give out paired with the cakes I've baked.
We must stop saying and thinking "I want." What's really most important is what we need.