“The real things haven’t changed. It is still best to be honest and truthful; to make the most of what we have; to be happy with simple pleasures; and have courage when things go wrong.” ~ Laura Ingalls Wilder
Say what you will for there will be those who disagree with me. It’s a choice in how you view your world and the changes which arrive at times when you least expect them and when they are less than favorable for change. But the choice remains yours alone in how you view the real things in life for they don’t change. What are the real things in life to you? What matters most to you?
I like the above quote for no matter our circumstances we can find happiness in the simple pleasures and they are what count. Boil down what matters most in life and what you believe is your heritage, what you leave behind as your legacy, and you can find what is real. Fame and fortune while nice to have, are not real to me.
A life filled with goodness, love, faith and mercy. Finding happiness in the simple pleasures is what I’d like my legacy to be. A life filled with respect, kindness, integrity and an openness to love and to forgive is what I strive for in my life. I am not so dense as to think I can tick off this list easily. Quite the opposite. I believe that it is a conscious effort to choose how to live each and every day. It is the sum of these that I share as my hope-filled legacy and memory after I am gone.
I love Laura Ingalls Wilder and spent many a Sunday night cozy in bed with my Mom and Sissy as we watched Little House on the Prairie. I think that this quote is simple and true and thought provoking to some. Perhaps it resonates with you as well.
May you find peace in suffering and changes. May your life be filled with liquid moments of friendship, connections and love. May you build a sturdy bridge from here to eternity and may you meld with love in all you do.
Let this quote settle in your mind for a bit. Let it linger in your soul. I remember hearing a quote that said something to the effect that even prisoners have the freedom to think and that nobody can hold the key to the prison in your mind except you. What do you think of that? Can you acknowledge that you are the prison guard of your own mind? What if you were to break free from the prison which holds you? What if you let go of all that holds you back and allow freedom to reign in your mind? Can you imagine all you would accomplish? Can you see how you would shine so brightly?
You can do it. You now hold the key. Turn the lock. Break out. I believe in you.
“All is well. You did not come here to fix a broken world. The world is not broken. You came here to live a wonderful life. And if you can learn to relax a little and let it all in, you will begin to see the universe present you with all that you have asked for.” – Abraham
I don’t know about you, but after reading this quote I felt hugged. Truly loved, hugged and happy. For me, the above quote left me smiling and gave me such peaceful happiness that I just knew I had to share it with you today. Imagine if we all took this quote to heart and lived by it. Whew, wouldn’t the weight of all your worries vanish instantly? Wouldn’t your relationships with others and with yourself improve dramatically? Wouldn’t you wear a smile on your face more often?
So what’s stopping you now that you’ve read it? Do you dare believe it? Don’t let the naysayers in your head and surroundings take away your peace! Enjoy it!
Relax. All is well.
My talented friend Laurie click here for her amazing blog inspired me with the quote above which she used in her blog post recently. Please make sure you stop by her beautiful blog!