We live in a society where happiness derives on the more you have. Better education equals better job opportunities, better job opportunities equal more money, more money leads to bigger homes, nice cars, closets spilling over with shoes, clothes, and accessories, and elaborate trips.
While I know all this is essential for living, I believe that we get ahead of ourselves, move too fast, and miss out on joy because we never stop and feel the moment. What I am discovering through reading One Thousand Gifts and my own personal journey, less is truly more, and furthermore, joy is found in the small. Joy is found through the senses – what you see, what you hear, what you smell, taste, feel and experience.
I had the amazing opportunity to travel to Los Cabos, Mexico for a few days to celebrate a friend’s birthday and some of my own successes. I emptied myself of all the noise, stress, the desire to achieve more, have more, and the hustle and bustle that life can bring and filled myself with the small – the infinite beauty right at my finger tips.
“I once thought these things were valuable, but now I consider them worthless because of what Christ has done.” – Philippians 3:7