the beginning.

i put up my first bit of encouragement today... a little yellow post-it on a big yellow wall.  it reads, "you already have everything you need."

in reading through all the submissions from the free encouragement project, this one seemed very important to me.  a simple reminder to keep sight of what's really important in life... in a time when, at least for me, everything seems to get more and more complicated every day... a time when people are struggling to make ends meet and feeling like they don't have enough.  

i often get bogged down with all the endless choices and tiny details of every day life, and forget to enjoy and appreciate what i have... a loving, wonderful family... a lovely home... and the freedom to pursue my dreams.  just putting this note up and seeing its message, i felt a sense of calm and relief.

sometimes it is easy to forget... but what you have is enough.  your life is abundant.  be thankful :)