3 Minute Retreat - Value
I woke up this morning with this one word on my mind. Value.
A random ' how-to' article popped up on how a quite young person was able to retire so young. I took the bait, curious. It was incredibly depressing. He essentially had to take all the joy out of his life and live very methodically. While I understand the point, my wisdom in years knows that life is short. We do not know our end date. It could come sooner than others as we see daily in our world. Do you really want to live with this mentality of 'I will live when...my life is financially secure.’? A minimalist at heart, many know I live by what I need, not by what I have and do not cross those lines very often. Sure, I struggle. Sure, I wish some days I had the money to just get up and pay for things with ease. But, at the same time, I can see the value in this photo.
Sometimes we truly miss the point or hardcore meaning behind the word.
If you were to look around you, what holds value to you on your desk? A stone reminding you of a hike with a loved one. A shell that you picked up watching the sunrise on a long ag beach trip. Or even a quote you jotted down on a torn piece of paper that you heard randomly one day, and it stuck with you.
Value isn't in grand things, rather, value is what you make of it.
Value isn't in having a journey all put together in a wrapped up box, value is in the messy parts.
These beautiful little homemade pipe cleaner flowers that sit on my kitchen counter were made by kids over 10 years ago on May Day, my most favorite day of the year; a day to buy flowers for strangers, friends or loved one's 'just because.'
They hold more value than I can measure, yet not worth anything to anyone else but me.
How do you see value?
What do you hold as valuable?
How could you change how value acts in your life?
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Andrea creates, builds, and offers her teachings and hands on life tools based on her journey healing her body image after a 14yr battle and life of trauma. Her vision always is to help others live a full life with the journey they are given.