I’ve been thinking a lot about simplicity, our days and our lives, having enough and sharing with others, and about gratitude. I think I grew up noticing these things, and we also talk about it in our family, but now, returning from our trip in India makes me think a little deeper on this. Of all the things we have in comparison to so many other people in the world. How lucky we are. I lucky I am. We don’t have to worry about having drinking water, or having enough food to eat, or having a roof that will protect us. We have all that. And so much more!
We have lots of toys, and books (we can even get more book on different topics from the library two blocks away, whenever we want to!) We have clothes for all the seasons, shoes, and food to choose from. We have papers of different colors, paints, fabric, yarn, a car to go places, we have an excellent bus system we could use if we want to, a beautiful city surrounded by nature and clean air. We have friends, and family.
We have everything we need. Sometimes we just need to remind ourselves how lucky we are. I think in a society where more means better, and we are always trying to get the other thing, or just one more thing, or the new thing, I feel that sometimes is hard to realize that what we have is enough.
We need to open our eyes and see it. And as Louie Schwartzberg says it in this video, we get 80% of the information through our eyes. We just need to be aware, open our eyes and see. Not take things for granted.
I think this is important. It is easy for me to get used to things, and take things and people for granted. I’ve been trying to remind myself, each day, how lucky I am, and not pass a day without noticing things or people. I have a beautiful family, an amazing husband, Papá to two beautiful and amazing kids. I have everything I could possibly need. And so much more.
I am alive, I have another day to see and live. I am so very lucky. I am grateful for that.
If you have 10 minutes, watch this video. It is just beautiful and thought provoking. I found it via SouleMama.
Have a beautiful and a grateful weekend as well.