My life has brought me many ups and downs. Through it all I’ve learned the most important thing is finding contentment wherever life may be leading me. This is not always easy, but when I’m there I have the most peace.
Contentment was my toddlers “word for the week” a couple of months ago. At the time, I thought how can a 2-year-old grasp that. I pondered on that thought and realized this is a gift we should be instilling in them at a very young age. Have it be more a part of who they are instead of such a struggle to obtain it when they are older.
I read a post Angel from Sew Crafty Angel wrote a while back. She talks about all she is blessed with and taking the time to experience all the wonderful things life has. She talks about finding contentment in her post If I Had To Do It Over; what a perfect reminder.
I desire to keep the heart of gratitude in me not only when things are going well, but all the time. I want this for myself, I want this even more for my children. In order for my children to have this in their heart they must see me living it.
What does Contentment mean to me? It means that I am where I am and I accept it, embrace it and love it. Things may be troubled, I have deep sorrow and pain; but I am truly happy. I have everyone and everything I need. When negativity seeps in, I must refocus and remind myself of the things in my life that are magnificent and beautiful.