I’ll never be able to fully understand or explain the feeling of having nothing and everything all at the same time. I’ve come close, though, and loved it — wouldn’t have it any other way.
I think it takes not having some of the “nicer” things in life to appreciate the real, great things you have. The love I have for my family far exceeds anything I can dream of. I have no use for more money, a nicer car (for damn sure), a bigger house, or a nicer yard. When I look at my wife, my unborn child, and my two insane puppies I quickly realize there’s nothing left to ask for. Everything I’ve ever wanted is right here in front of me. It always will be.
I think I’ll tend to that for now.