Sunday, June 30, 2013
He is rich who is content with the least: for contentment is the wealth of nature." Socrates
Do you ever hear some people I will be happy when ,I have more money, have a better job, go on vacation , get a haircut. Sadly they don't know how to be happy and content in the moment.
When I was 13 we had a house fire. We were extremely lucky to all make it out alive. We lost everything and had no insurance. That was the summer I learned how to be content with very little.
One day I was lounging outside on a blanket under the trees ,and my grandma came to me. She said , she was sorry we lost everything our clothes, our furniture , my records , my home homemade candle's collection. Then she said something to change my life " But isn't it nice to sit in the cool breeze under these trees with your grandma, We had some great times this summer. "" I am glad you are here with me. "
I have taken that lesson with me always . I am content at work when I make my green ice tea for break. I am content to sit with a book and read under the trees. I am content harvesting my garden. I am content walking with my daughter around the neighborhood. I am content when my son cooks us up something nutritious and healthy.
Please learn to be happy with the little things, the sounds of nature, the sun on your face the wind in your hair. Be happy when you hear thunder and rain and be happy the flowers are growing. When it is snowing and the sun comes out go for a walk and be happy you are alive to see the day.
Money and things do not buy happiness. You do when you take care of yourself and eat healthy and exercise , especially in nature. You do when you are thankful for the little things in life. When you are happy for the people you love and the friends that you cultivate. when you are happy to just sit still and be , whether praying, meditating or reading.
I hope the day finds you happy my friends , if not look to nature for a helping hand. Hugs