June 6, 2012

Not A Model Mantra - Contentment

One of my closest friends recently celebrated her birthday and she told me that her goal is to commit herself to being content.

Instead of thinking about how much more exciting her life could be if she had x, y and z - she is making an effort to enjoy whatever her present situation brings.

I found this very interesting. It always seems like people are chatting about the next big milestone or dream item. People love to blab or inquire about "what's next." It's all about the timing of the big job, the big ring, the little flaxen haired babies or the next adventure across the world.

While it's great to have dreams, sometimes it's better to tuck them away for a moment and realize that today is all we have. Who knows, one day you may be nostalgic for the very moment that you're missing.

This week's Not A Model mantra is as follows:

"Be Content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you." - Lao Tzu

It's been a busy week in my professional world, but I promise to have more posts coming soon! xx