“Be present in all things and thankful for all things.” – Maya Angelou
It’s easy to get lost in the things you wish you had or how you wished things were different in your life. Instead of wanting, I’ve focused on being thankful for what I do have instead. A big part of minimalism is being OK with less things. Well, materialistic items is only part of the equation towards living a minimalistic lifestyle. I’ve noticed that I have to be OK with my life and what I’ve got going for me instead of wanting the “stuff.” The stuff I speak of could be new fancy things, but it could also be a better job, or a different home life. I am learning more and more each day to be appreciative of what I have; physically, mentally, and emotionally. Being in tune with yourself, and what’s really important to you helps you realize what you have to be thankful for. I could look around and see all the great things others have, but I won’t ever be at peace until I am with myself and my own life. If you need to change your life to fit a superficial lifestyle, you’re most likely not being real with yourself. Instead, try being thankful and appreciative of what you have. For example, I have a great husband, little pupper, warm and safe house, stable career, and friends and family I can always count on. What more do I really need? The more important question is, what more do YOU really need?
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Today’s item is a Disney backpack I took to our recent trip to Disneyland. The zipper broke as we were leaving the park at the end of the day and I was thankful the bag made it the whole day before crapping out rather than getting mad it broke. It’s time to get rid of it now though and it served it’s purpose for me in Disney World and Disneyland!