Monday, March 10, 2014

on living a small life


I pulled a lot of weeds on Saturday. A whole season's worth in one go. But I didn't mind, because it was a beautiful day and I had the wisteria blossoms to keep me company, plus it gave me lots of time to think about this life and what I want to accomplish in it. I realized that my goals are actually quite simple. They are mainly: to be content with what I have, and to serve those around me. I think if I could master those two things I would have a lifetime of happiness.

Here's the thing: I want to live a small life. I want to decide to be content with what I have, to turn my focus to my family. I want to work to improve myself, and to not worry about what anyone else is doing. The world will keep on turning and changing and trying to tell me that I need to do or be or have more. I have no control over that. But I do have control over what happens in my living room with my little family. And that's the most important thing anyway.

Some deep thoughts for a Monday, I guess. How was your weekend?

13 comments:

  1. Beautiful photos of the flowers! I too wish to live a small life; I think a small life is often underrated in our culture. Cheers me to hear your thoughts on it. I've found that I'm starting to get more frustrated each day because I am pulled into places (mainly work) that take me away from focusing on my priorities. Maybe it's time for a change...but either way, some deep thoughts for a Monday over here as well! :-) Have a good Monday!

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  2. always perfectly said steph. thank you.

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  3. Those are excellent thoughts and I agree.
    My weekend was wonderful - time with family, which is how I like to spend it best.

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  4. Beautiful. I love having the moments that ground me and "reset" my mind to that very same thought.

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  5. oh I do love you -you are inspiring and awesome and such a great example for all.

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  6. I love this. I have so much to let go of in terms of what success means. And I think you are right. We all have a life to live, but I believe through our "small" lives, great things can come to pass.

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  7. Well said. You hae motivated me through your posts the last few weeks to really evaluate what I have and to rid my life of things, feelings, and wants that I can truly live without. I too hope to turn more focus to time with my family and not in the things.

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  8. I love this! I have read your blog for about a year now - and have been inspired and uplifted so many times.

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  9. Amen! I love to read your thoughts. Your blog is my absolute favorite!

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  10. I've read your blog for years but have rarely commented. As a girl I was in the MIssionettes progam at my church. I still remember our motto was: We care. Because we care, we serve. And my own personal motto is: keep it simple. Mesh the two and it sounds similar to your thoughts.

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