Happy Wednesday loves! I hope that you are all enjoying the week. Lately here on the farm our lives have been revolving around WATER! In order to keep our crop alive, especially in this extreme heat, the guys here are working endlessly on supplying water to the grass. It has been a pretty favorable year so far for moisture but there comes a point every summer where water is absolutely needed!
Ryan can be one of the guys that helps with irrigation. The three of us were out the other night checking on one of the systems and I couldn't help but feel so blessed. Here I was with my husband, healthy baby boy and enjoying this beautiful summer evening. Sounding kind of corny, right?
You see lately I have been thinking a lot about what is important in my life. The things that REALLY matter. So often I can get side tracked by media, possessions and trying to please everybody. I've kind of taken a step back this summer to really think about the important things in my life (besides family/friends).
I've learnt that THINGS don't make me happy. So often there is something I "want" and I think that it is going to improve the quality of my life. In reality, it likely won't, at least not for an extended period of time. My quality of life is already AWESOME without anything added into it. But sometimes I need a reminder to appreciate the things I already have! My life is so filled with belongings that I probably don't appreciate the stuff I do have enough.
I've been trying to be comfortable with nothing. I think there is an art to doing nothing! So often our lives are so busy that when a quiet moment arrives, we fill it with something to do out of fear of being bored or missing out on something exciting. I find it really hard to say "no" sometimes to events. My days (especially weekends) could be filled with many activities if I said yes to all of them, I would have no spare time! I've been trying to consciously not be running and scheduling every waking hour of our days. While there are events we will still participate in, we try to have down time together as often as possible.
Oh, don't be fooled! I will still be as organized as ever but more often I have been looking at life and seeing how I can simplify it. Getting off social media during the evenings and weekends, having downtime at home, getting outside to enjoy walks while the weather is nice and remembering that I am already so blessed with an abundance of stuff.