Written by: Amanda Levison, M.S., LMHC, LPC, CCBT
"If men could regard the events of their own lives with more open minds, they would frequently discover that they did not really desire the things they failed to obtain." - Andre Maurois
We are taught early on to dream big and yearn for lavish things, from the television commericials with fun toys to the fancy cars. I admit, I remember being a child and would see a commercial and immediately ask my mom if I could get the item.
It's a natural reaction to want more, however when do we want more from ourselves? When do we push ourselves emotionally and physically to be better? When is the last time you were truly happy from within? Many times people purchase items to mask what is going on in their inner self. So instead of your dream house or your dream car, when are you happy with what you do have? I challenge you to focus not on what you don't have, but on what you do have.
* Photo courtesy of Brooke Logue Photography.