Today’s KIOS blogathon prompt is What are 10 Things Currently In Your Bag?
Totally standard stuff – nothing exciting to uncover here. I am still using my current fave red floral canvas bag, even though it’s winter. I’ve got a red coat so I’m calling it acceptable. But the truth is even if It’s a fashionista offense I need a bit of floral cheeriness when the weather is its drabbest.
My ten things: a cloth shopping bag, my phone, keys, some change, a watch, glasses in a felted case, my wallet, a jumbo spiral notebook, pen, and my sparkly crow bag that holds miscellaneous treasures and essentials like my Rescue Remedy, lip gloss, my fave natural perfume.
I tend to be rather tidy and minimal in what I carry – there aren’t likely to be any secret forgotten things buried at the bottom of a pit. But as I was pulling things out of my bag to photograph them, I was thinking about an ongoing conversation I’m having with my husband about abundance and prosperity. I recently came across this quote from the ancient philosopher Epicurus:
“Not what we have but what we enjoy, constitutes our abundance.”
Isn’t that a wonderful way to think about it?
The older I become the more I embrace the idea of only treasures. I only want treasures in my life. And that most certainly would be the epitome of abundance.
What about you? Is there something you must carry with you? Is your bag a bottomless-pit-prepared-for-any-emergency or minimalist? Do you have a few bags or many? Have a personal definition of abundance to share? Do tell – you know I love to hear.