enjoy life

I had a whole other post "planned" but saw this on my friend Inga's Facebook and had to steal it

"Do not spoil what you have, by desiring what you have not;
but, remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for."



What a great reminder to us all to really focus on what we have and not what we want.
In a culture such as ours where people are commonly described as the "haves " and "have nots" it's hard to enjoy what you have and not constantly desire/crave more.
Bigger , better, shinier, newer.
Attaining things will not make us happy.
True happiness lies within and allowing oneself to be 100% content.
Not complacent. Content. Meaning that you are happy with the way things are right then.
Not in 3 weeks or 6 months or after you get that promotion/new job/ bigger house etc....
But being satisfied with all the joyous things you have and are able to experience on a daily basis.
For me, it's about really taking the time to enjoy the moments we spend.
I want to be conscious about making the most of the time I spend with my family and friends.
I know that I am super blessed to be able to have this life that Babe and I have created.
To have a husband who loves me and supports and encourages my dreams, flights of fancy and general ridiculousness.
To have a healthy daughter who is both beautiful & smart and creatively inclined.
A family that is close by and supportive of all our endeavors.
That's what makes me rich.

I don't ever want to take that for granted.

You shouldn't either

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