Gratitude for Simplicity

I’m constantly on the hunt for inspiration. I want to be moved, pursue things that move me, head out into the great unknown for an awe-inspiring adventure! Who doesn’t!

But back in reality there is work to be done, chores to be complete, mundane tasks that you need to tackle for every day life. Why do we look at these things as draining? As sucks on our creativity, our passion, our drive to be inspiring?

I’ve been obsessed as of late with Rich Roll & his amazing podcast. If you’ve never heard of him, I encourage you to listen to one. He speaks passionately, but real-ly. He has accomplished incredible things, both physically and in his own life’s journey. He is a plant-based athlete, but that’s not all his show focuses on. He invites speakers of every walk of life: spiritual, athletic, creative, poetic, intellectual, plant-based, food revolutionists. Really, I can’t say enough and you just have to check him out.

He had WUDE on recently (check out his story) and he spoke of finding peace, gratitude, beauty in simplicity.

““If you don’t have the ability to celebrate what you have now, nothing you get—and I mean nothing; nothing material, nothing experiential, no amount information, no amount of experience, no amount of material possessions—is going to teach you how to celebrate.”

– WUDE

How true. How simple. How amazingly right.

Lookout Mountain
Lookout Mountain

Be here, now. Look around and notice the amazing things in front of you. Your beautiful garden or flower box. Notice the way the sun sets in your neck of the woods. Enjoy the simplicity of cooking a deliciously simple meal and enjoying it with someone you love. Appreciate your surroundings and the simplicity of taking a stroll through the woods. I headed to Lookout Mountain in Golden yesterday after work to relish in the gorgeousness that is Colorado.

Find gratitude in the simple things. You will be flooded with awe-inspiring moments if you can do so.

Happy Friday!

 

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