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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Contentment.


Quite possibly one of my favourite quotes. Take a minute. Digest it. 

We as humans have the tendency to focus so much on what we could have, what we would like, what would make our lives better or easier that we tend to forget what life is really all about at the end of the day. We get so consumed in our day to day life, our issues, the challenges that we face that we seem to forget that there is always someone worse off than us, with a better attitude about their life. 

I use the following phrase quite often: "To each their own hell." 

By which I mean, the end of the world to me may look incredibly different than what you may see as the end of the world. But this sentence doesn't justify wallowing in self pity because of our circumstances. Although it may feel like the end of the world and the worst thing that could happen in the moment, how do we get up and keep moving forward? We shouldn't allow the soon-to-be insignificant events to control us in the present or dictate our future.

"The greatest wealth is to live with little." This phrase to me means quite a lot. When you learn to live and be happy with little, you become a lot more independent and less needy for things this world has to offer. It's easier to let things go rather than holding on to them simply because we can understand that nothing is eternal. Whether that be physical or emotional wealth, both are going to pass, and how do we keep ourselves content when we have "nothing?" 

That's all. Something to think about this Wednesday. 

x Veevley

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