Do you ever find a word or phrase that you just can't seem to get out of your head?
I recently came across a quote that really rooted itself in my mind. I'm sorry to say I didn't make note of where I found the quote and a quick internet search attributes it to several different authors.
Perhaps it can be attributed to the new year and the desire to start fresh. I've been working on slowing down. Being more present. Enjoying the process. And nothing has quite described my hope for the year better than this quote:
I think part of the reason why I'm so drawn to it is that it feels like something I can actually do - I can absolutely focus on how I do the smaller, seemingly mundane parts of my day, of my life and I can find joy in the fact that it is shaping me in who I am becoming. It brings meaning to things that I may typically brush over.
It resonates with me because I have seen this to be true time and time again. I can't reasonably expect the large areas of my life to be organized and intentional if the smaller areas of my life are chaotic and haphazard.
It seems to celebrate the small steps that we take to being a more thoughtful human being. Choosing to buy the cage free eggs at the store suddenly seems to matter more because it is a reflection of who I am. Taking time to research how something is made before a purchase is no longer a daunting task, but a small step forward in my becoming a more responsible citizen.
What are your thoughts on this quote? Just more inspirational jargon or do you find is meaningful as well? What are some small decisions that you've made recently that make you proud?
Author: Jen Lewis is Owner & Director of Purse & Clutch. You can connect with Jen on Google+. She has been running P&C since 2011 and gets excited about connecting resources to needs.