@thisbluedress A few years ago, I heard a story that has stuck with me ever since: “A man from France was traveling through Arizona on his way to the Grand Canyon. He stopped at a store and began chatting with a worker. The man exclaimed, “You came all the way here for the Grand Canyon when you live next to the Eiffel Tower? I would give anything to see that.” The French man admitted that he had never seen the Eiffel Tower, to which the Arizona man admitted he had never been to the Grand Canyon. Both men were willing to travel to far away places to see great things, but failed to appreciate the treasures in their own backyards.” I’ve tried to take this to heart in more ways than one. My husband and I try to see the marvels of our backyard! We travel to nearby sites and learn all we can about our heritage, our state, and country.
But more importantly, I am trying to stop searching for happiness in the future, in what others have, and in the “next best thing”. I’m trying to stop seeking happiness outside of myself.
Instead, I’m looking for happiness in my own backyard. What I have now, what I do now, and who I am right now. 💚