2011 Motto

One weekend while Aaron and I were doing some shopping in a quaint little area near our house, I stumbled across the sign below. I actually saw several signs with all sorts of sayings. But this one really stuck with me. I browsed the store for a while, falling in love with most of it, but kept going back to this sign. It was exactly what I needed to read at the time. So I bought it and decided that I would bring it to work and hang it in my office so I could be reminded of it daily. I spend most of my time here anyway, so it made sense. I look at it every single day. Over and over.   

"Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; but remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for." 


How true is that?? I feel like I spend so much time wanting more and more. The new style, the new shoes, the new bag, etc. Without even focusing on what I have and realizing that at one time, I wanted all these things. And now I have them. In my closet, in my house, in my marriage, even in my garage. The sign isn't extremely profound, but it is a great reminder for me to be grateful of all the things I've been blessed with. Be content with my life NOW. Stop focusing on the future and the "wants" of the world. It's easy to lose sight of how good we have it sometimes. It's easy to compare our lives with what we see on other blogs, tv, or what our friends and family have. But in reality, we all have it pretty good. 

So I resolve to make this quote my 2011 motto. To be thankful and content with what I have in my life now. 

Happy new year friends!

Tiffany  – (January 5, 2011 at 11:42 AM)  

I LOVE this post! You're right, it's very easy to get caught up in wanting the next best thing. (Grass is always greener, right?) I do catch myself sometimes looking at my life and realizing that I wanted what I have for so long. I need to remember that more often!!

LittleMissDreamer  – (January 5, 2011 at 11:51 AM)  

I totally agree and I'm guilty of this too. This is one of my friend's new years resolutions, actually... to stop wishing away time and just enjoy where our life is right now. Thanks for the great reminder!

Mrs. Bear  – (January 5, 2011 at 6:47 PM)  

LOVE THAT!! It is such a great quote and SO TRUE!

Kirsten Blowers  – (January 5, 2011 at 11:38 PM)  

we sell this at Riffraff!! :) Glad you got it as a reminder!!

Lauren  – (January 6, 2011 at 9:00 AM)  

Couldn't agree with you more! Now, where can I get a copy of this so I can have a daily reminder as well?? :)

Charon Benton  – (January 6, 2011 at 10:19 AM)  

Love it! What a great way to live!!

Lucky in Love  – (January 8, 2011 at 4:54 PM)  

Love this :) Thanks for sharing!

Home Is Where the Hart Is  – (January 11, 2011 at 9:02 PM)  

Love this! How true!!! Thanks for sharing...some days I really need this. :)

Jayme  – (January 12, 2011 at 1:51 PM)  

Just stumbled upon your cute blog, and I LOVE the quote. I just emailed it my husband! :)

New follower here!

Holly  – (February 13, 2011 at 12:40 AM)  

Ooh I rather like that quote! :)

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Elizabeth  – (March 13, 2011 at 10:55 PM)  

Such a great quote..I love it, and can so totally relate! Love your blog! :)

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Erin  – (April 5, 2011 at 4:40 PM)  

GIRL! Where ARE you???? We want updates!

~ Nikki  – (June 29, 2011 at 3:43 PM)  

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Nice! where did you get it from?

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