Thursday, June 7, 2012

Thursday Thrift.....

I don't have any money saving tips today. Instead, as I sat down at the laptop and gazed out over our currently lush, verdant backyard and watched the hens scratching under the fruit trees I began to muse...

That's when I decided that this week I would post about something which is absolutely free; yet could make a massive difference to your life and how you live it.

What could be so momentous I hear you ask? What could possibly change or better yet, confirm  the direction your days are going in and cost nothing?

Dreams, meditation, musing. Call it what you will, but take the time to just sit and let your mind wander where it will. Let your heart quietly bring your hopes and dreams to the fore and then, yes then, decide how you will move towards them.

It has taken more than 20 years for us to be where we are now. In that time we were often too "busy" to think about what it was we really wanted-we were caught up in striving for "enough" to provide for our family. The thing is, in reality what is "enough" ?

For us, it is an acre of land close enough to town that we can still work in paid employment-yet far anough away that it is quiet.

It will be another 20 years before His Lordship considers retirement ( I work part-time and will "retire" when we have finished what we need to do to set this place up) and by then the fruit trees will be in full production, our vegie garden will be following the rhythms of the year, our hens will be still scratching around and our needs will be few.

That is our dream.

"Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined." - -- Henry David Thoreau


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