One of the secrets of true happiness is not found in seeking more, but in developing the capacity to do more with less. Once this idea of “Less is more” has been learned, it can change the way you pursue your life’s ambition. It is a paradox of choice to do more with less.
Some high achievers believe success lies in dedicating long hours to their work. These individuals place value in how many they accumulate per day thinking this is a true definition of success. As their days turn into years, these individuals may find possessions fill the spaces where memories should be.
Once you realize that having material possessions does not provide true happiness, you suddenly find other ways to define success with less. In other words, we seldom spend time savoring in the satisfaction of relationships and spirit. We continue to work toward earning and spending until we spend too much of our lives obtaining more but lacking happiness. It is okay to set goals and be successful but remembers you can achieve more with less.
With all the hustle and bustle of last minute holiday shopping, it can be difficult to slow down and enjoy the small joys of this special time. My most cherished holiday memories are setting up the Christmas tree, taking the kids to get pictures with Santa, and my family sitting on the couch in pajamas watching movies. The greatest gift I receive every year is simply time with my family.
This season, I’m asking you to add one more gift to your shopping list, St. Jude. Extend the holiday cheer to a family in need by donating to St. Jude children’s research hospital. In less than the time it takes to make a cup of hot cocoa, you can bring peace and goodwill to children battling cancer. With your generous donation, St. Jude can continue its mission of providing top tier research and medical care to kids at no cost to their families. This true and thoughtful gift can bring peace of mind to a family in need. Please visit my St. Jude donor page to learn more about how to give a gift that keeps on giving.
Wishing you and yours, a Wonderful Holiday Season.
Have you ever found yourself in a place where encouragement is lacking? And that no matter how hard you try, no matter what you do, it seems that you cannot make any progress in reaching any of the goals you have set for your life.
We all have times when we just feel like giving up. It may be easier to quit than to just endure the course of hardship, struggle and disappointment.
We need wisdom to know how to respond to the disappointments in life. This means we should see the trials in life as a link in helping us to understand our purpose in life, which helps us build character.
While the trials of life are never pleasant, they can produce certain benefits in our lives. We would do well to embrace the power of our faith; we must trust the direction that life leads us and use the power of positive thinking. When we believe in ourselves, we profit from the struggle. Eventually we will find joy from the struggle by attaining victory.
If you just believe, this simple perspective in life, this principle can help to eliminate the negative reaction to difficulties in achieving goals and improve your life in the process.