Americans are brainwashed pretty early on to always want more. As an interior design and home decor lover it is really hard to stop “the want” when it comes to my house. I’m always so fascinated by all the magnificent houses, furniture and flooring that I see in stores and magazines. I’m constantly admiring the beauty of a perfectly wabi sabi living area, or craving a new set of antique dishes to “finish” my collection. (So that I can replace it again in a year.) I LOVE a beautiful home and I have no way of denying that. But in my constant need to be adding gorgeous things and modifying my space to be more aesthetically pleasing, I sometimes forget that I already love it. My house isn’t extremely large. It isn’t overly organized or updated. But It’s full of all the unique things I’ve collected over the years; antique vases, a travelers chest from 1930s France, numerous pieces of costume jewelry, amongst many knick knacks and garage sale finds. These things were all purchased at one time because I loved the story they told, and are the reason I am able to go home and feel relaxed.
My home is a safe place for me. It brings relaxation, rejuvenation, and inspiration. It may not be perfect, or as updated or trendy as I will always hope for it to be, but it’s safe. And it’s mine.
So today I took the time to appreciate all of the details that are special to my heart, or just make me smile. Because what I have really is enough.
“Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough”
― Oprah Winfrey