Buying a car with cash is so daunting to me! It's going to be my next big goal after paying off our debt and saving an emergency fund, and I'm not going to lie, I'm nervous!
But these people give me hope! Jenny from @Jenny_eats_doughnuts and her husband put in the hard work and patience and #SavedUpPaidCash for a family car in 2018!
How'd they do it? They saved $100-300/mo for 3 years and then traded in her Jeep to buy this 2016 VW Tiguan for $17,998. That is INCREDIBLE!
What do you think of this? Thumbs up or thumbs down? Could you do it?
Happiness looks a lot of different ways, but it’s simple and accessible. When we allow ourselves to be in relationship with our true nature and dust off all that obscures it (external forces, our own misperceptions), we are happy. #behappy#atpeace#contentment#yogaeveryday
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Little treats 🥐for my loves after teaching. Grateful for teaching a lovely full class of local pregnant ladies, for @KGHypnobirthing & yoga and for family today. The bag reads: “gourmandise, source inépuisable de bonheur”😉🥰 how very fitting!
And thanks lovely barista in Southfields for upgrading my ☕️👌🏻 .
If you stop defining yourself, you will exist as you already are: free, dynamic life. There are lots of murmurs circling around that we must create the best version of ourselves or that we must envision living through our highest self in order to ... what? Be happy and content? Have what we think we want so that we can finally reach that mythical place of "best" that will always be just out of reach because we have made it so with all our "hustle... no! Align"
What would happen if you stopped? Life would happen in its natural contented, unmanipulated purity and joy. You would be enough. As you are.
These last two months have tested my strength yet again. I crave the days we had in the Canadian countryside where time was not a construct we lived our days by. Since then I've had what I now believe is back to back bacterial and fungal infections - giving me a range of scary symptoms and decreasing my functioning to bare essentials rather than the usual grind that gives way to moments of joy and contentment. On Wednesday my pain specialist listened as i repeated the whole ordeal. Finally someone who was concerned about what I was going through! (Even though it's not his specialty.) He was deeply unimpressed my GP did not culture the white dots on my throat, or investigate why I was getting these in the first place - since it could indicate an immune deficiency and could worsen very quickly. He's referred me to an infectious disease specialist and has set me up with a new GP. He even drew bloods so that when I went to my appointment I had a baseline of information. Doctors like this really are a diamond in the rough (and very rough be this medical industry!) I know I still have a long way to go - doctors appointments, more tests, the search for a new diagnosis. And this process sets me back on overall wellness journey considerably. I may lean on you guys a little more in this time - friends, family, Instafam...
Anyway, I'm rambling, I hope one day I look back on these experiences, having completely forgotten how sick I was, and appreciate my health a little more that day 💙 #theneverendingmedicalsaga
Comparing ourselves to others, even those we may admire tremendously, is the surest way to stifle or even lose our own power.✨ While others may be quite inspiring, their path is not ours; ours is not theirs. As such, comparisons can only hinder our progress with ourselves and our relationships with others.✨ The idea is to graciously accept each day as a gift of time that allows us to further uncover and discover our own power. ✨
Our powers are hidden in what gives us joy; what inspires our patience; what makes us listen most closely; what makes time eternal; what we feel and see that might be missed by others; what we intuitively know yet might mistakenly disregard because we don’t realize how unique to us it might be.✨ Within our self-discoveries lies our contentment. ✨
When we’re content, miraculously we seem to achieve more and life falls into place. Figure out how to leave your mark and do it in your own way that adds to your joy. ✨
Being content does not equate to laziness. I know that’s a fear for many. While content is defined as being satisfied with what we have, it’s human nature to want to explore that which gives us joy. I don’t believe wanting to delve into whatever is inspiring our joyous nature counters the concept of contentment. Rather it magnifies it, miraculously making our joy and life satisfaction bigger and better. Figure out how to leave your mark and do it in a way that adds to your joyful contentment. ✨
I’m @DianGriesel aka @SilverDisobedience This is an excerpt from my book, The Silver Disobedience Playbook (link in my bio or buy one at amazon!) ✨ I’m a Perception Analyst who shares my Daily Meditations for other Ageless, Passionate & Curious People. Modeling info @Whlm.newyork —other info in my bio & on my websites.
✨ TAROT OF THE DAY ✨
🕯10 of Cups & 2 of Swords 🕯
Devine has presented The 10 of cups & 2 of Swords today. The 10 of cups represents divine love, blissful happiness, relationships & alignment. The 2 of Swords is symbolic of difficult decisions & possible avoidance/ not seeing things clearly. 🤔
So how are these two cards aligned? Well the cards presented as the 10 of cups facing forward and coming in strong. It’s as if this is where you’re at now. Everything is going great, you’re in alignment with your path, and your flow is in harmony with your desires. BUT! The 2 of Swords came through, facing down , hidden.. as if to say.. even though everything is great you’re still weighing up your options in your heart. 🙇🏻♀️
I believe that the 2 of Swords is showing some unresolved issues perhaps from the past. Making you feel uncertain. It could be a trust issue that is not allowing you to feel true enjoyment of your now great situation. Some “what ifs” might be playing in the background of your mind ... 👀
Everything is ok! Let me tell you. Today and yesterday is showing me that WHAT YOU HAVE ALWAYS WANTED HAS FINALLY COME TO YOU. Let go of what is holding you back. Thoughts are powerful, they can take you from the beautiful moment you’re in, to the sad moment you were in... but you’re not there anymore! You’re HERE! And you’re wonderful! 🌟
Enjoy every single moment! You deserve this! The universe is sending you the best because you have been through the hard times and you dealt with it like a champion! 💪🏼 You’re a bright light. Now remember that and SHINE!!! I wish you Love & Light 💛
: #tarot#dailytarotreading#cardoftheday 🔮 #divineenergy#attitudeofgratitude#10ofcups#2ofswords#presentmomentawareness#happiness#contentment#selflove#joyful#blessed#lawofattraction#gratitude#trustyourintuition#blissful#manifestation#powerofnow#thirdeyeawakening 👁
The words and truth that lay within this post is very important to internalise. So many of us put ourselves under undue stress through "comparing". This habit of comparing oneself to others is not only absurd, since we are all ultimately not in a race with anyone, and therefore shouldn't be conjuring up imaginary competitors, but this habit is also a sure-fire way to rob oneself of feeling genuine peace and acceptance in this present moment.
Should we still aim to be ambitious and set targets for ourselves to reach? Absolutely! You can be, and should be, as ambitious as you want in life, no more, no less. However, instead of comparing your achievements to those of others, and feeling bad when you feel you have achieved less, or feeling gloatful when you feel you have achieved more, the only person you should be comparing yourself to, is yourself. Aim to simply be a better person, a more developed person, than you were yesterday. That's the secret to achieving success.
I don't post much about us three together nowdays. But today is one of the exceptionals to avoid fitna. Ramai sangat tanya, kenapa dah takde gambar together dengan husband? My answer would be - Ada yang ikhlas suka 😘, ada juga yang tak senang tengok "contentment" kita. In Islam we call it "Evil Eyes" and I wanna avoid it. Well, it's pretty much like any other normal weekends with the park, weddings, breakfast and our usual activities ❤️
After my morning walk at the park, Owais and I went for a drive while waiting for my husband to finish his rounds, and drove past my childhood bestie's place in case she's there and Alhmdulillah, she was! ☺️
My son’s very close friend sent him a WhatsApp message from the US on my phone and I asked my son about him. Apparently, the young guy had gone on vacation which is splendid.
We did staycation and beach-cation for summer.
I was expecting him to be all over my phone to read the message; but he hasn’t even checked it, not to talk of chatting and asking about how the vacation is going.
I’m not sure I was that calm or unbothered when I was younger but not any longer. Live life at your terms and let your children see it. Contentment with what you have is a great virtue and children learn from it. Applaud where you are on you way to where you are heading.
Nobody can say thou art, except you say I am.
Hello I'm Alhussein, but you can call me Al.
I'm a 21 year old muslim from the UK with a passion for everything minimalism; from decluttering and organisation to lifestyle, healthy eating, sustainability and all that good stuff.
Ask anyone who I've talked to about minimalism and they'll tell you 😂 I can't stop going on about it.
Having recently graduated from the University of Leeds, and having to decide what my next move is, I thought what is stopping me from opening a youtube channel and posting on social media where I can talk about myself, some tips I have for organisation and about some of my life experiences that I believe will be of help to many. In fact, there is every reason for me to do this, but if you can give me a fraction of a reason, not 1 complete reason, but a FRACTION of a reason NOT to do it, I won't.
In essence, I believe I have something to contribute.
Looking into the future, do I want to make money out of this? ABSOLUTELY. Why? Well then I don't have to worry about getting my money from elsewhere so I can just focus on this. Simple. And that will allow me to produce good quality content that brings value to people. And I'll just keep reinvesting into it to continuously improve it.
It is a fact of reality, that in order to make money, you have to work to provide value to people. You have to sell something. You have to have something to offer. No one is going to walk past you and give you money for no reason. We all say this is common sense when someone says it so simply, but if we embodied it then we wouldn't have the anxious question: "do you work for money or for passion" Because the answer is not one or the other, the answer lies somewhere in between and you can choose exactly where. And I'm choosing that it lies a little bit more towards the passion side.
How do I plan on making money out of this? Absolutely no frecking clue right now but I'd probably promote products which I genuinely use and like. But we'll see how things turn out.
I'm a nobody right now so this is the time where I get to find out who supports me right from the beginning.
The past is dead, the future is uncertain, what matters is the here, the now.
"Whoever does good deeds, whether male or female, while he is a believer - We will surely cause him to live a good life, and We will surely give them their reward [in the Hereafter] according to the best of what they used to do." (Quran: 16;97)
Be Content and you'll find that positive energy will flow easily from you
Let time and process do it's work so you'll be complete, prepared for the prize
Don't be contained either, keep pushing and what you desire will come through as your passion will be time-tested and you'll be able to sustain the dream.