“Gratitude matters.

A grateful heart is a contented heart. A contented heart is a simple heart. And a simple heart leads to a simplified life.

Gratitude opens the door to simplicity. A person who is grateful for the things they own will care for them, enjoy them, and waste less energy seeking more. They will experience fulfillment in the gifts they already possess rather than looking outside themselves for more.

But we live in a culture that preaches discontent. A consumer culture will always attack gratitude—if they can sow discontent in our lives, they can sell us their new product line or latest version with new improvements.

In contrast, those who can find gratitude in their current existence will be less influenced by those empty promises.”

Joshua Becker at  becomming minimalist

I am inspired to make more of an effort to recognize and record things I am grateful for in my life.

1. family

2. my furry babies

3. pretty good health

4. quiet time with the hubs

5. rainy days off from work

Haiku Promise and Gift

haikupromiseandgiftI had a very stressful week at work. I had to deal with a couple of very unpleasant situations. I made it to the other side and I feel like I combated some fears I had. This past week left me feeling stronger and appreciative of each day I have to accept new challenges.

Enjoy my haiku this week. Our words are promise and gift. Visit my friend ronovanwrites to participate in the creative fun.