Some days it amazes me how fortunate I am. While I may not have it all together, I do have a great life that I am very thankful for. So many times I think we fall into the trap of losing sight of what is important in the big picture for moments of instant gratification. There is a lot to be said for the simpler life. I don't know that I will ever have a truly simple life, but I am trying to live simpler. I am trying to avoid the excess that I think we are all so prone to.
I am reorganizing my apartment and trying to make it "just so". It is a daunting undertaking at times. Who would have ever guessed so much could fit in one apartment? As I have been bagging things to drop off at goodwill it has been hitting me again and again how lucky I have been. Yes I have an apartment, yes I have to live on a budget, yes I can't buy every designer thing I would like. No, I don't know what its like to wonder where are my meals coming from, will I be able to pay rent?
I am trying to be more aware of my blessings in life, and more grateful, as cliche as it sounds, it does make every day more enjoyable. Everyday is a gift, I just get to decide what I do with it.