Your Treasure and Your Heart

Where your treasure is, your heart will be, too.

It’s not just a Bible verse. It’s a reality, and I bet that you have dozens of examples of how that is true in your life.

The places where we spend we resources is where our heart can be found.

There is no treasure more precious than that one commodity, the one of which we can get no more of, no matter how hard we try: our TIME.

How we spend our time is where we are going to find our hearts.

As we seek to pursue our Ideal Life together over the next few weeks, I want you to commit to one thing: I want you to make a five minute investment each day. We’ll talk about when, how, where. But I am asking you to commit five minutes, to make a five minute investment each day of that precious commodity that is your time.

Where your treasure is, your heart will be too. Your time is a treasure. Why not spend a little bit of that treasure investing in your own Ideal Life?

I know this is hard. I know this is hard. Starting any kind of habit is hard.

Here is what I am asking you to do: Set your alarm for fifteen minutes earlier than when you would usually wake up. Fifteen minutes is not the end of the world.

But Lily, you said this exercise would only take five minutes! It WILL only take five minutes. But I want your circumstances to be just right. I want you to be able to make your coffee, get your stuff together and get cozy.

Once you are cozy, then you are going to think about this sentence for five minutes:

In my Ideal Life, I am a person who…

Write as many answers as you need to. On as many pages as you need to. In as many notebooks as you need to. With as many pens as you need to.

In my Ideal Life, I am a person who…who what?

Published by Lily Fields

I am passionate about contentment. This is a challenge, because I am equally passionate about progress. I get up at 4:00AM to chip away at a solution to this monolithic problem: how to make progress on my contentment. Born and raised in the USA, I married a French philosophy teacher in 1999. We have lived in France since 2007. We stayed young and carefree until life threw us two curveballs in the form of little humans one after another in 2015 and 2017 respectively. Now I am a slightly older, slightly more exhausted version of myself, but with mystery stains on my walls and a never-ending pile of laundry.

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