I don’t have much, but I do have my dog, nestled beside me as I write these words, ready to shower me with love in a moments notice with a look, a wag of a tail, or a leap to her feet as she questions what adventure is next in our day.
I don’t have much, but I do have my husband, patiently listening to me ramble on about crazy things day after day, laughing at my jokes, and loving me despite my sometimes, hard edges and selfish ways.
I don’t have much, but I do have parents that have supported my every crazy dream. Cheering me on throughout my acting career, pointing the direction towards a career in writing, which was never even close to what I thought I would be doing with my life, and helping me become the yoga teacher I am today.
I don’t have much, but I do have this apartment that although small is filled with things I love, is always awash in the day’s sunshine, and is perfectly quiet as I type away the thoughts of my soul.
I don’t have much, but I do have a career I love that offers a way to connect with people and see them own their truth, becoming much more than they ever thought they could be.
I don’t have much, but I do work for people that care about me, not only as an employee, but also as a friend.
I don’t have much, but I do get to spend at least an hour everyday in the middle of the afternoon walking in the sunshine, rain, or snow, with zero distractions except for the thoughts buzzing around my brain and nature’s beauty, helping me gain clarity on life’s journey.
I don’t have much, but I know what it’s like to have great friendships that require little maintenance and have zero requirements for who I am supposed to be.
I don’t have much, but I have overcome the darkness in order to dance in the light.
I don’t have much, but I believe we are all divinely guided through this life and that sometimes, though it may not be clear, the path ahead is always there and the call of your soul is whispering to you if you simply stop to listen.
I don’t have much, but I have my yoga practice helping me to understand myself better, forcing me to just look at myself, to simply breathe and to enjoy that breath.
I don’t have much, but I am flexible enough to go with wherever life is leading me at the moment.
I don’t have much, but I am strong where I once was weak.
I don’t have much, but even on the darkest days I have people that make me smile and remind me of how much I do have going for me.
I don’t have much, but I have learned how to say no to what doesn’t work for me, so that I can allow myself to say yes to what I really would enjoy.
I don’t have much, but I know I can still love someone even if they don’t want to love me back.
I don’t have much, but as I sit on my porch surrounded by flowers, fresh air, and sunlight I realize I don’t need much more than this.
I don’t have much, but I have enough.
I don’t have much, but I have everything.
I don’t have much, but when I am about to fall asleep at night, I can’t help but repeat to myself over and over until I drift off to sleep, “Thank you.”
It’s easy to look around and point out what’s lacking in any facet of our lives. It’s also just as easy to look around and point out what is working. You always have a choice. Sometimes I get stuck in the “have-nots” way of thinking, but find that what I truly have in my life is absolutely beautiful and anything that I think is lacking is probably on its way to me in some way or another.
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