Gratitude. Humility. Grace.

Gratitude. Humility. Grace.

Gratitude. Humility. GraceGratitude. Humility. Grace. These are the words that struck me most in watching Dee Williams’ of PAD Tiny House’s heart felt and beautiful presentation at a TEDx talk in Portland last year. Landing into each of those qualities of being is a practice for me. The more I practice finding each of them in my day to day life, the more naturally that I slip into them and the longer that they stay in my awareness as I move through my life.

The more gratitude I experience, the more joyous I feel and the more good things seem to come my way. The more humility I feel, the more honest my communication and the more meaningful my relationships become. The more grace I embody, the more pleasant the pace of my life and the more I am able to appreciate the miracle of life.

One of the aspects that I love most about immersing myself into the movement of tiny house living is that I am daily reminded of each of these qualities by those that are beautifully telling the story of their journey. Like Dee Williams with this video. We are getting to break out of the confines of what society has imposed on us within the support of a massive group of loving, supportive and enthusiastic tiny house people.

Whenever I get weak at the knees during this emotional, physical and spiritual journey of living tiny, I know where to go for support, encouragement, ideas, and fun. We are all in this together and I for one am incredibly grateful to be a part of it all.

3 Responses to Gratitude. Humility. Grace.

  1. Shell October 2, 2013 at 9:31 pm #

    Wow….my goodness…. have to compose myself. I am crying. That was so touching. So very true to the core as well. Sending Dee the light and the warmth of much love. What an amazing soul. Thanks for sharing this, Gabriella. I will pass it on, trust me.


    • Gabriella October 2, 2013 at 9:42 pm #

      Oh wow…Shell. What a sweet delight to read your comment. Dee is amazing. So are you!! Hope you’ll come back and grace us with your kindness.

  2. Kim March 31, 2014 at 7:46 am #

    What an incredible life! Every soul needs to hear this message. What is the one thing that I want to hold when I die? Where is the room that I want to take my last breathe? Wow! You truly cannot take anything ANYTHING with you. I guess if I had to say the one thing I would want would not be a thing, it would be my husband and my children. So in reality, nothing I have or have acquired is worth that privilege of being in my arms when I go to glory! My people, my family is the only “thing” I want to be with me. I’m so tired of the stuff clouding my eyes and my reality. It is such a distraction to what is important in this life. Oh, I desperately need to downsize. When my husband wakes up, I am showing him this video. We have been talking about building a small home. Well, this video has helped me decide that it is time to make that change. God help me!

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