Sometimes it's hard to remember this, especially when you're on the other side of the world, without the comfort and familiarity of home. It's east to forget this when you live in a teeny tiny apartment and you don't have access to certain things you think you need.
But then you remember that you have life, a home and a job. You realize that your husband is always by your side, and that your favorite people are just a skype call away. You learn that you actually do have everything you really need.
And then you understand that living happily while living simply isn't so difficult, after all.