This quote made me stop and truly think.
Being happy with what we have in front of us is something that often times has to be learned… and often in a painful way. The grass is almost never greener on the other side. It is quite lush and wonderful right where you stand… you just fail to see it as such.
For the longest time I have felt “unaccomplished”, like I have wasted invaluable time, that I cannot hold my head high because I don’t have a college degree, nor a career. But I see things so differently now. Sure, if I had the time, the means, the memory…lol… I could go to school and spend years getting a degree. HOWEVER, such a thing does not define me. I have been held captive by the thought that I am less worthy because I have “less”.
Now, I see things in a new shade. I am fortunate that I have less… I enjoy the simpler things in my life… I have found that I define who I am. I define my happiness. I validate myself. It doesn’t mean I will not set goals and challenge myself…of course I will… in healthy ways that add to my self validation. I will not berate myself like I once did over what I perceived as failures…and successes. My perception is changing, growing, and is kinder.
What do I have before me: 4 amazing children, a new-found love for who I am and who I am becoming daily, a world with endless possibilities unfolding before my eyes, the daylight to guide me and warm my spirit, the moonlight to guide me and soothe my soul, people who love me dearly and wish for nothing more than me to be happy, the breeze at my back, spark in my eyes, and endless opportunities to continue in self growth.
Life has become beautiful… it always has been…pain just blocked it from my view…
Now I can clearly see. ♥