Happier With Less

A woman I work with pulled in behind me in the parking lot at work. Walking in, she asked when I got my new car.

“I’ve had it for a year now”, I replied.

“Oh, I thought you had a Lexus?”, she asked.

I told her that I did before we bought our Kia. Then she asked how I went from a Lexus to a Kia. I told her how a car seat wouldn’t fit in the backseat of the Lexus. Then I shocked her by saying that I liked my Kia better than I liked the Lexus. I also told her that I would buy another Kia before I ever bought another Lexus. She looked surprised, and I left it at that.

This conversation reminded me that I am happier with less. My
“cheaper” car has more features than my old car had. I also don’t feel like a phony driving a Kia. It was a good way to start my morning.