Knowing Yourself ~ A Quote

June 12, 2012

 

Isn’t this just so true?

Instead of always wanting more, sometimes I think, it’s good to stop and just look around you and appreciate what you have.

I know, I’m guilty of it… guilty of wanting more, wanting something bigger and better than what I have now.

It’s not always a bad thing.

But I try to stop and smell the roses so to speak.

Today, as I was swimming my laps in our sparkling pool, enjoying the quiet and letting my mind wander…

I stopped to appreciate my life and all I am and have.

Every once in a while it’s good to do that!

  • RoryBore June 13, 2012 at 12:23 am

    I have always said the best advice I could give someone is “know thyself”. it’s really surprising how many people don’t take the time to do that.

    great quote.
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    • Susi June 13, 2012 at 11:35 am

      Thanks. Yes, definitely important advice.

  • Bits of Bee June 13, 2012 at 11:38 am

    I love that quote, and so true that it’s important to stop and smell the roses every once in awhile. I think we all have “grass is always greener” moments, but it’s important to snap back and realize all the wonderful things we have!
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    • Susi June 13, 2012 at 4:35 pm

      Exactly!!! Couldn’t have said it better myself.

  • TBM June 13, 2012 at 4:33 pm

    Great quote…many of us take things for granted. And it is wonderful to look around and appreciate what we already have.

    • Susi June 13, 2012 at 4:35 pm

      Very true. I saw this and it fit my mood yesterday!!! 🙂

  • Ally June 13, 2012 at 7:01 pm

    So true. I do try to remind myself to stop and appreciate all that I have – especially when I find myself feeling like things aren’t going the way I want them to!
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  • Karen June 13, 2012 at 7:48 pm

    Great quote and thoughts!

    I think that wanting more is what drives us to better ourselves sometimes. But, it is important to know when to stop and appreciate what is already there. I am doing that this week- stopping, that is. I got the job I was hoping for and life is looking good. For today I will be pleased with that much. Eventually it will be time to strive for more, but for now it’s just time to be thankful.
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    • Susi June 13, 2012 at 10:18 pm

      Exactly right Karen… that’s my thinking and I hope, I’ll be able to find a good balance between the two.

      • Karen June 13, 2012 at 11:22 pm

        Balance is one of the hardest things to find in life. I think it’s one of the most important, though.
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  • Kate F. (@katefineske) June 13, 2012 at 8:34 pm

    More and more I agree that you need to live in the moment and really appreciate what you do have. And, yes, every once in a while we ALL need to be reminded of that. Great Quote Susi!
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    • Susi June 13, 2012 at 10:16 pm

      Thanks, Kate. Glad you like it and agree. 🙂

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