Simple Pleasures

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Sometimes it can be easy to forget how good we have it.  We encounter so many messages each day that tell us to pursue more, to acquire more, to BE more.  It’s healthy to want to succeed, but sometimes it can feel like the world is telling us to pursue empty promises in the name of …..what exactly?  It’s so easy to feel like we’re not good enough when we’re constantly comparing ourselves to each other on Facebook, looking at picture-perfect vegan pies on blogs, or even just feeling slightly less accomplished because we only speak one language.

The problem is that even if you tell yourself that you’re not going to buy into this stupid game, there are so many ways to feel like a failure.  We receive so many messages about other people’s “perfect” lives through social networking sites, magazines, and other forms of media these days.  And the truth is that our own lives are usually far from perfect.

Whenever I find myself falling down that rabbit hole, I try to remember all of the beautiful things that I get to experience in the world.  Sure…my house is a total mess right now, my dog is completely neurotic, and I may have gained a couple of pounds, but I’m fortunate enough to have everything that I need.  I have family and friends that love me, the ability to walk, and the good fortune to live in a place and time that allows me to enjoy simple pleasures in comfort.

Think about it.  Who needs Louboutins when you have these?

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What reminds you of all the good things in your life?