Monday, September 19, 2011

Fall can't haves {and why it's ok}

This is my list of fall "can't haves". Not that I don't want them... I do! I really, really do! There are just some things I admire from a distance but know will never actually be mine {only in my sweet dreams}. Darn you money. Why do you have to be so cruel? Enjoy... while I go in my backyard looking for my money tree that I thought I planted. Hmmm, still can't find it.
PS- I stole this idea of fall "can't haves" from http://fabulouspastanotincluded.blogspot.com/ check her out!
I loved the idea!!


The Louis Vuitton Galliera GM

I've had my eye on this pretty girl for a long time but let's just be honest almost two grand on a purse is not that feasible or realistic for everyone. The thing I love about it is the size... I could fit a million things in it...even a kid or two.

Chanel Classic Jumbo Flap Caviar Black Silver HW

$3875




Oh, momma! Gulp... this will forever be on my dream list. Forever because well... I just don't think I could shell out that amount for a bag and not bat an eye. This bag is so beautiful though... and I do admire the simplicity and regal-ness of it.






As I am writing this I saw a picture on Facebook that broke my heart and made me utterly ashamed of even lusting after these things. There is nothing wrong with liking, having or wanting nice things. It's our american (European) way of life... we are blessed. Blessed beyond measure and tend forget that and all we have (even though we complain of not having enough).... until the heartbreaking cold reality slaps you in the face. Here I was complaining about not being about to afford a three thousand dollar purse when there are babies starving to death. Uh, kills me.


I can't tell you how much I wish I could go there and hold that baby... way way way more than all the Chanel,  Dior and Louis' in the world. These things are nothing compared to the feeling when I see that child and in fact those things seem rather stupid. When it all boils down to it... they are just things. That is a child. Who though is one of millions still has so much value and worth. My heart is breaking when I look at that little man and what I would give to step back in time and rock him while feeding him... night after night until he was healthy and strong. 

So, I guess this was a good lesson for me tonight... stop getting so caught up in things and remember that I am blessed. To stop wishing for those great luxuries in life when a piece of bread is gold to some. 

You are blessed.



14 comments:

Sana said...

Wow, this picture made me so sad. I can't believe that the photographer killed himself due to depression. And this child is so tiny :(

..::MAYRA::... said...

This picture absolutely breaks my heart every time I see it :(

Afterglow Cosmetics said...

I like the bags very much specially the first one...a bag completes the look of a woman and should never be a neglected aspect of dressing.organic lipstick

Veronika said...

Thanks for posting this. I have seen that picture before and it just haunts me.

katiebluebird said...

Wow, what a great way to bring someone down to reality. Thanks for sharing!

Nikosmommy said...

I think we all have lists of "stuff we want" but it's not like we really need any of it!!
That's why I called it my "can't haves"! :)

Oh that pic of that little child is just haunting! It soooo puts life into perspective....

Sammie said...

omg this picture literally made me sick to my stomach and feel so guilty. just as you said, we forget how lucky we are.

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Sometimes we lost ourselves in wish list.


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Danny and Charmaine said...

=( I am having a tough day and this post lit something in me. That's really sad, I wonder what happen to the child..I hope he was rescued tho.

Jeanne said...

That photo really broke my heart. I think it`s all too easy to forget about the awful things that are going on in the World. Most of us need reminding sometimes. Thanks to your post (and the videos you liked on YT), I have tonight filled in the necessary forms etc, to sponsor a child in East Africa. I watched some YT videos myself and cried so hard. I just hope my donation every month can help one of these poor babies. Thank you Sarah, for reminding me that i am blessed x

karintracy said...

Immediately after their plane ) touched down in the village of Ayod, Carter began snapping photos of famine victims. Seeking relief from the sight of masses of people starving to death, he wandered into the open bush. He heard a soft, high-pitched whimpering and saw a tiny girl trying to make her way to the feeding center. As he crouched to photograph her, a vulture landed in view. Careful not to disturb the bird, he positioned himself for the best possible image. He would later say he waited about 20 minutes, hoping the vulture would spread its wings. It did not, and after he took his photographs, he chased the bird away and watched as the little girl resumed her struggle. Afterward he sat under a tree, lit a cigarette, talked to God and cried. "He was depressed afterward," Silva recalls. "He kept saying he wanted to hug his daughter."

Christy said...

I would have had to help that baby get to where she was going...Dear God what race of people allow helpless babies to starve to death?

I would give away every material thing I own to make starvation end. In a world that produces so much food that it rots in rubbish bins behind high end restaurants children go to bed hungry every night.

That is true evil.

LoveAmatista said...

Looking at that picture justifies how much I DON'T need a Chanel purse to make me happy :/

S.Smith said...

that poor baby, why didnt the photographer take him himself?? this literally made me start crying. So many people in this world have so much yet so many have so little there should be something more that could be done to help.