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Friday, June 28, 2013

AYD - June 28, 2013 - Want What You Have

"When you can't have what you want, it's time to start wanting what you have."
- Kathleen A. Sutton

It is very easy at this time in life to always want more.  Afterall, everything around us becomes revised into a new and improved must-have-convenience within such a short time. Often, I can see where it is difficult for many to appreciate what we already have, and more so the memory of what it took to obtain it.

Statements like today's are often immediately followed by thoughts of physical stuff.  Our car, our televisions, our computers, or a popular one...our clothes.  Depending on our emotional state, we can reflect as well on relationships we are involved in as the other primary example.

The message is still the same.  Should we look with a little more focus on that which is close to us already, we may resurrect the value it truly has to us, and with little effort, it may shine again in our eyes just like something that is newly desired.

I detail my truck on a sunny Saturday afternoon, and when I stand back to look it over, I remember the day we bought it. The sense of achievement when we picked it up.  The simple joy of earning something brand new.  And my desire to take care of it is revived and reminded.

We find ourselves in the morning getting ready for work, and "I have nothing to wear" is generated out of boredom and I dare say the simple clutter staring us in the face.  So, take some time on the weekend, put on some music, get a glass of wine and play dress up.  Yes boys...that means you too.  Go thru the closet.  You will be surprised by "that old thing" and you will also say, " That's where that was!!  I forgot I had that."  Another little trick is to hang up some of your clothes that right now you stuff in a drawer.  "Out of sight, out of mind"  is a true appreciation killer.

Pull out your address book, and your phone.  Make a point of updating your address book... for a couple reasons.  One, because the odds say something will eventually happen to the phone and you need a back up.  Two, because you will touch a mental picture as you scroll thru each name. You will share a moment with each person...and they will never know.  But you will have a reflected moment to make contact...and this will lead to a couple of calls that so often begin with, "Hi, how are you doing?  We haven't talked in awhile..."

Mow your grass.  My back yard is a mere fraction of what the older houses used to have.  But when I mow, and I trim the edges, we weed the slim little flower bed.... we stand back and soak up the color.  It's a small piece ... but it is ours.  And we care about it. 

And my last example of the day... to maybe lead into a more relaxed and enjoyable weekend.... is for you to browse an old photoalbum... or three.  Nothing helps you respect what you have today, more than retracing the steps of your life that led you to the here and now.  Reflection, reintroduces the value of so many elements of our lives.  Respecting that value, helps us to see more clearly and not feel empty Wants.

I wish for you today, many successes.  Many relived moments of satisfaction. 
I wish for you renewed joy in what presently exists in your life, and your Inventory of all types.

I wish for an Awakened Day ... and a moment of reflection is just the stretch I need to see the sun coming up in every little detail.

Good morning, introduces a great day.
A greater you, introduces so many others to a fresher environment there to share.

Pierre Couturier
A very happy and thankful Husband, an ecstatic and proud Daddy, and Enthusiastic Author of my Beliefs and of my Day.

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