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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Be content with what you have

Lately I have had that hardest time being content with life. I am finding myself wanting more. I want a bigger house, a higher paying job, a better school for my child…… more, more, more.

Today I said, "ENOUGH!"

I need to be content with what I have. I don't need a fairy tale life. I don't NEED a big house. What I need is food, shelter, and love. I may want more, but I don't  need it. So many people have less than me, I need to enjoy what I have an not give into the temptation of wanting more.
So here I am at 11pm on the computer. Unable to sleep. I typed the phrase "Be content with what you have" into google and found this great blog post.

My favorite part from that post is this:  

"So, stop reaching, searching, and trying to buy your slice of happiness, as it’s not something that is out of your reach.
Know that, and next time you’re standing in line at the grocery store, don’t reach for the magazine promising you the Disney fairy tale happy ending. It doesn’t exist—it’s a fairy tale!
Instead, smile at the cashier and wish her a lovely day. You will make her day a little happier and in doing so, maybe some of that magic will rub off on you." ~Victoria Cox

Today I have a mini challenge for you. Think of 5 basic things in your life that you sometimes tend to under value. List them here and then spend the next 5 days focusing on the many amazing things that you already have around you. 

5 things i'm guilty of undervaluing and that I will strive to value more: 
1.My house (not my dream but it is nice and more than many people have.)
2.My car (works great, efficient, and almost paid off)
3.A job that pays the bills (might not make me rich, but i'm happy there)
4.Friends that allow me to escape and have fun when reality is hard
5.Hand me downs…. (I had to think long and hard about the last one but I'm actually really grateful for all the things that have been given to me. I have a fridge because my parents up graded at the same time as mine broke. I have lots of cute decorations from my mother in law who is clean out her supplies and its made my house super cute. My daughter has been provided with tons of cute clothes from my niece, none of which we could have afforded otherwise. Many times we look down on hand-me-downs, but i'm grateful for them, they've made my life more enjoyable.)

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