Wednesday, April 23, 2008


I went to drop off a order yesterday and drove into a neighborhood that I wished I could live in. It was a gated community with homes that were so beautiful and so BIG. I wished my kids could have their own bedrooms and I could decorate them how I wanted. I wished my kids could ride their bikes on a side walk in front of our house. I wished I could have a maid!
I came home hating my neighborhood and the graffiti that has started to pop up on my surroundings. I started to think of how I can be happy with what I have. Don't get me wrong, I am so thankful for my families health and what I do have.....but I just couldn't get it out of my head.

Attract the life you want! but how can you be happy with what you have.... You are always going to want more and it's good to strive to have nice, good things, but what about NOW? I want to be happy with what I have not what I want!

So this morning after dropping Aubrey off I went on a walk. As I was walking I kept thinking "how can I be happy with THIS, the now, the stuff I have, my neighborhood.... Then a light bulb moment.... Meet your neighbors, be happy with the people inside, not the things outside. We as a community can change the neighborhood by being friends and loving each other. Also to be happy with ME and love me from the inside-out. As I was walking home my neighbor Maria stopped in her car and said next time invite me! And I will!


aurora said...

I really loved your post. I have had those same feelings. Many of my friends have amazing new homes, and I sometimes get to thinking things like that. I definitely agree with making yourself happy with what you have.

Courtney said...

It is so hard to not look at what you don't have and envy those who have it! I am so glad you got out and started thinking about how to be happy with your "now" and stop focusing on what you don't have! What inspiration you gave me!

Yolanda said...

I miss having you as my neighbor...You always saw the good...and yes...sometimes the bad! But I LOVED living across from you!!!