Thursday, March 21, 2013

Mottos

I love this simple framed sentiment:

It was on the Joss & Main site, but sold out before I could grab it. And I can re-create this myself (add it to my list of undone projects). It's pretty much a motto for me--a reminder to surround myself with people who I love and support me and that I can support in return. Life is too short to waste time and energy on negative influences. And I generally think that doing what makes you happy without worrying too much about what others think is freeing. So get out there and do whatever it is that floats your boat.

I read a really great quote this morning from Graham Hill, a millionaire who sold his tech business for lots of $$ in the '90s. He's since downsized from a lavishly excessive lifestyle to living in a 450 square foot apartment. He said, "I think life is about experiences and about connections and about relationships, and I think you want to maximize your time focused on that and minimize your time focused on acquiring more stuff and dealing with it." (article here)

Although it's easy to say that when you have millions in the bank and you're not worrying about retirement or paying for your child's college education. Sometimes I wonder if that's why we get so hung up on material possessions--they seem like security. Anyway, it's a good reminder to be happy with what I have. Happiness is a choice.
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