Friday, September 26, 2014

I Have Everything I Need

At Bodyback, we always end the class with either a quiet meditation or an inspirational message from our coach.  The Tuesday message was all about repeating phrases in our head as she said them and one really stuck with me.  

I have everything I need at this moment in time.

The baseball lifestyle leads itself to comparison, greed, and always wanting more.  Always comparing your husband to someone else or your signing bonus to theirs.  Wanting to be like a certain couple and wanting to move up in the system.  Even when baseball isn't involved, I feel like these tempations of comparision and greed creep into my life.  Always wanting new clothes, or more money, or new decor for the house.  And I hate to admit this, but I even find myself looking at other blogs and comparing our lives. 

When I was laying on my mat on Tuesday night I took a step back and said to myself, I really do have everything I need at this moment.  

I have exactly what I want in a family - a loving husband and the best dog on this side of the Mississippi (maybe even both sides :) ).  Now in a few years, this could change, but I think D.J. and I both agree that our family is perfect for us in our current situation.  We are able to spend time as a couple, with our parents, and our little cousins/nieces/nephews.  

I have a beautiful home that keeps me warm, dry, and grounded.  We have shared so many memories in these walls over the past 12 months and continue to make more as the off season continues.  Owning our own home is something that I am so proud of.  Never would I have thought that I would purchase a home when I was 23.

I have a stable job that allows me to be financially stable.  I could always be saving more, but I am able to spend money on myself and still pay all the bills.  I am fortunate enough to be debt free and that is something that I do not take for granted.

I have friends that support and love me.  Having friends to do life with is such a great feeling.  D.J. and I are blessed to have those people from all different walks of life.  I know that we will continue to add more friends to our group, but I am so honored to have such dear friends on our side.

To me, that sounds like a pretty damn good life.  Next time you think about comparing yourself to another couple or comparing your outfit you are wearing to the woman next to you, repeat in your head...

I have everything I need at this moment in time.


  1. Your post inspired me to be grateful for what I have today. Thank you!

  2. This is awesome. I couldn't agree with you more. I have a friend here who just made this sign. I'm thinking about making one because it's so easy to play the comparison game.

  3. Oh how I needed this friend. It is so easy to compare to others, especially in our lifestyle, but we then we take for granted all the things we already have! Thank you for these sweet words and such a good reminder!

  4. I think it can be so easy to compare ourselves to others, especially with social media all around us, so thank you for this reminder!


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