mrs. laura beth | remembering what you have

Hello to all you lovely readers of Postcards from Rachel. First off aren’t you sooo in love with her new blog design, yep I’m pretty jealous!

Now here is a little about me. My name is Laura and I blog over at Mrs. Laura Beth. I’m from the midwest, like Rachel, but unlike her I’m still here. I met and fell in Love with a handsome Farmer, got married and became a Farmer’s Wife. I am completely in love with our small town life, our close-knit family and the beautiful picturesque place we live.

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On Mrs. Laura Beth you can find a wide array of topics from Photography to Recipes & Farm Life to DIY projects. I pretty much talk about it all and give you a little glimpse into this wonderful country life.

Today, though, I wanted to talk a little bit about Paying Attention. To what? You may ask. Well I picked up this book at a rummage sale a few weeks ago, it is quite inspirational and makes you take a few steps back and really think. This chapter talks about paying attention, reflecting on what you have and stop thinking about what you want.

I think this can be true in so many aspects of our lives. Wishing you had more than you need and not giving thanks for the people or things you already have in your life. I think this is true for me right now with my blog. I keep thinking I need this HUGE following when in reality I need to start reminding myself it isn’t the followers that matter {don’t get me wrong you people are beyond amazing and I’ve made some lasting friendships} but instead I need to keep writing for me, making this blog my journal outlet and a place to look back on in 20+ years and smile at everything I had.

I need to start doing some living during the week instead of being attached to my blog, my computer, my phone or other technological devices. I need to go for a walk and take in the beauty that surrounds me. I need to spend some quality time with my dear husband. I need to start taking more photos just for me to enjoy.

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If only I could sit here and drink wine every night – My life would be complete

So, let me ask you … Are you paying attention?

Ask yourself: What are you thankful for? Who or what have you been taking advantage of? Don’t lose sight of the important things in life because you never know what God has in store for your tomorrow. The relationships you make in life will be with you always, don’t toss them aside when your life gets to be too much, you may need them one day. I came across a great quote today “Your body of work won’t hold your hand while you’re lying on your deathbed” just another reminder that we need Our People because our ‘things’ won’t be there for us in the end.

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Filed Under: Guest Post15 Comments
  • Stephanie

    Ooo, another midwest blogger! I must check her out!

    • Rachel

      Midwest power! :)

    • Laura Beth

      Yes please do, I’d love to have you!!

  • Anna Krahn

    This is a very cute post Ms. Laura Beth and definitely something to keep hold of and keep reminding yourself over and over again. x

    • Laura Beth

      Thank you. Yes I always need a humbling reminder now and then.

  • Kayli Schattner

    What a great post! I agree that I need to take a step back and be thankful and explore everything that’s around me :) can definitely be hard to do when technology is so over bearing!

    • Laura Beth

      Thank you! Yes with the overwhelming amount of technology out there these reminders are always needed.

  • Meg

    So relevant! I keep finding myself feeling sorry for myself this time of year and lose sight of important things. Great post!

    • Laura Beth

      Thanks fellow Farm Wife! xo

  • Andi Perullo

    Such a great message!!!

    • Laura Beth

      Thank you! I finally took my own advice last night and it felt pretty darn good!

  • Moe

    I could not agree more! I unfortunately find myself focusing my time on my phone or computer instead of spending time with my husband and family. We even instituted a new rule at family get-togethers where phones are collected at the door. it usually only lasts for a few hours, but the intention is good. Thanks for the reminder to slow down and pay attention. xo Moe

    • Rachel

      That’s such a great rule! I’ll have to collect phones at our next family reunion. :)

  • Amy @ the tide that left

    This is such a great post. I for one know that it was a timely reminder to reach out to loved ones and tell them I appreciate them. Thanks, Laura Beth!

    • Rachel

      Completely agree! A great reminder from Laura.