Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Finding Enough

Fourteen years ago, I was a single mom. I made $12,000 a year, and lived paycheck to paycheck. It wasn't much, but it paid the bills. I provided for my daughter and I. Life was good. We were happy.

A couple years later, I married this great guy. He was every thing I didn't know I wanted. He lived in another state. Owned his own home. Had a good job. Was a man of good values. He loved God. He loved me. Loved my daughter. Asked me to marry him. I said yes. Life was good. We were happy.

Over the next few years, we worked hard making our little piece of land into our dream home. Had a two more kids. Hubby continued to have a good job. We bought toys, but never living out of our means. Life was good. We were happy.... most of the time.... Every now and then - we felt something was wrong, but could never figure out what, so life went on.

Last year we paid off the house/farm, bought a new car, bought a new tractor, and we were thankful, but we realized that although life was still good..... we were no longer happy!

  Here we were, with everything we ever wanted, but we weren't happy.

We started reading more books, changing our perspective on money and life. We got rid of lots of stuff.... it gave us freedom. We turned 4 large flowerbeds back into yard, made our garden more manageable. We sold our pool, sold some of hubby's toys. With everything that points in the direction of less, life is good, and we are finding happy.

The mustang is for sale, we downsized the pasture, and put more land into hay. We are currently looking to buy a more manageable/less maintenance home.  Hubby is cutting back on hours at work, we are making a plan to be retired in 15 years.... we will be in our late forties. We are spending more time with our family, doing things we love. We are still in the process of making our life simple and meaningful. Life is good. We are finding happy again...

You see, we finally realized this:

“If you live for having it all, what you have is never enough.” 
- Vicki Robin

So to wrap this all up....

 Find enough.... and you will be happy!

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