Living intentionally. I wonder how many of us actually live this way. While I believe that the vast majority of us desire to live a purpose filled life, I can't help but wonder at Katie Sacoman's personal reflection.
“At the end of the day,
was I just a hamster running on the wheel going through the motions,
or was I acting with purpose?"
As I look back on the past year of my own life, I know that there were far to many times when I got caught up running aimlessly on my own, personal hamster wheel. It's frustrating to deliberate on so much wasted time, effort and energy. But here's the thing. While I could let the discouragement of past failures wreak havoc in my mind and in my heart, I will instead, focus on moving forward.
And I want you to know something; failure, does not make you a failure. No matter what it is. At some point, we all fail at something. But know this, you are not defined by your failures. What defines you, is Love.
Intentional living takes practice and work. It doesn't come easy, but it does come with such beautiful results. If this is the year that you purpose to dig deep and carve out time for a life of purpose filled living, may these quotes inspire you to be the very best that you can be.
This quote by Theodore Roosevelt is one of my favorites. It implies that, regardless of what you have, you can start right where you are to make things better. This holds true for your home, your heart, your goals, your everything. When you start though, don't strive for perfection. Strive instead, for beautiful.
And strive for simplicity.
Always remember that richness is a state of mind.
Having can never replace being.
Nor can you buy atmosphere or a sense of togetherness.
Hygge is not about perfection. It is about common humanity.
Hygge is an intentional practice. It is the culmination of investing in the people around you, the space you inhabit and the stage of life you're in.
A hygge home should look different for each of us.
And more than anything, a hygge home is where the people you love best are all together.
Invest a little time and energy in the people you love, too.
Because friendship requires work.
Learn to be present in each and every moment.
Being present may take a little practice.
And know this....... you are enough.
Hygge is not about perfection. It cannot be done wrong. Hygge is about your heart, your mind and your home abiding as one.
My hope; my prayer for myself and for you, is that this will be a year where we more efficiently embrace hygge into our homes, so that those around us feel the warmth of our hearts.
And friends? More than anything else, my wish for you is that Love will dwell in your hearts and spill over into every aspect of your lives. May your hygge home be richly blessed!