In our quest to do more, have more and go more places. Take a look around. Do you really have enough of all those things to be content, or are you continually reaching for more and trying to take your happiness to the next level??? I know I have enough. Actually I have more than enough to keep me happy, content and an abundance of GRATITUDE, but just like everyone else, I do need to keep reminding myself. I like to remind others, and occasionally I need them to remind me. I try SO hard to drive this point home with my kids. It is not about doing EVERYTHING, and going EVERYWHERE. Life is full of choices and sacrifices. They make them daily and will continue to do so the rest of their lives. It is good for them.
We are having some mini “staycations” this year at our house. Would my kids like to go to Disney? California? Cancun? oh, of course they would. Are we??? no.
My daughter made ONE request for the summer. She asks that she and her dad go camping, about 7 miles out of town. Just the two of them. Pretty simple request huh?? Needless to say, they are picking a weekend tonight.
My son? his requests are a little bigger. (he is still younger, so we are still working on him). He wants a Moped for his July 22 birthday!!! 😮
My husband and I ? looking for happiness for our kids, and a few relaxing evenings riding our bikes together, or sitting on our deck and realizing we have plenty of gratitude in our home to go around.
Have a good evening.