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Just Jot It Jan 6 – Tangible


I rarely spend money on myself, but when I do, I usually spend it on things that are intangible. I’d rather go to my favourite restaurant than buy clothes–which may have something to do with the fact that I eat too much to fit into the clothes I wish I could wear. Or is that the other way around? Whatever. And yes, I know that food is tangible, but it’s not the feeling of it I like. It’s the taste. And the experience of eating off someone else’s plates… someone who will wash them.

I’d rather go on trips than buy myself something expensive, like a new computer or cabinets for my kitchen. Again, I enjoy the experience and the memories a trip gives me. As well as the opportunity to get out of the house and away from all the responsibilities I have. And my ugly 1950s kitchen cabinets… But it’s not just that. The cabinets work still, and I can’t justify spending money to get rid of something useful just because it’s old and olive green and shiny. I’m talking about my kitchen counter now, but really, the whole kitchen needs redoing.

My money also goes on my education, which isn’t tangible. But it’s an investment, right? If I spend enough money taking courses so that I can MAKE money, it’s all worthwhile in the end. Especially if I can spend my money on some delicious tangible sushi. In Japan. Away from my kitchen.


Thank you to Prajakta for giving us our prompt for today – “Tangible.” Please click on this link and go say hi to her!

And a very special thank you once again to Rosemary for hosting Just Jot It January today! Her post for this prompt can be found here:

Just Jot It January is a fun, month-long community challenge that you can join any time! Go here for details!

Author: Linda G. Hill

There's a writer in here, clawing her way out.

26 thoughts on “Just Jot It Jan 6 – Tangible

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  2. I felt so hungry reading this, Linda! But the happiness you get from food – absolutely intangible and irreplaceable!


  3. I’m not particularly into tangibles, either. I’d rather have experiences. Great post! ๐Ÿ™‚


  4. Yeah, who needs Stuff anyway.

    Oh, wait, I could make a story out of that…


  5. Great post Linda. Sometimes those intangible experiences are worth much more than the real, touchable things!


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  7. Love it! Sushi in Japan…priceless. I need to put that one on my “list” ๐Ÿ™‚


  8. I’m with you on not wanting to replace something that works okay just because it’s old. My kitchen cabinets were probably built in the 40s with the rest of my house. I painted them several years ago. Soon it will be time for a new a new coat. ๐Ÿ™‚


  9. I also like to invest in intangible because it gives a tangible happiness…


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