There are six principles of abundant living which, when woven together, produce a tapestry of contentment that wraps us in inner peace, well-being, happiness, and a sense of security.
First there is gratitude. When we do a mental and spiritual inventory of all that we have, we realize that we are very rich indeed.
Gratitude gives way to simplicity–the desire to clear out, pare down, and realize the essentials of what we need to live truly well.
Simplicity brings with it order, both internally and externally. A sense of order in our life brings us harmony.
Harmony provides us with the inner peace we need to appreciate the beauty that surrounds us each day, and beauty opens us to joy. But just as with any beautiful needlepoint tapestry, it is difficult to see where one stitch ends and another begins.
Sarah Ban Breathnach