Monday, May 17, 2010

Contentment.

I want to start my week off contemplating what I am thankful for. I often struggle with being satisfied in the current moment. I am always looking ahead to trips, or a different stage in life or the next design project. I can use clever names like "goal setting" or "ambition" to disguise my longing for the next best thing. Most of the time the motive behind my unsatisfaction is selfishness and I know I am called to more.
However, I am a work in progress and I know contentment is learned.
"I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do everything through him who gives me strength." Philippians 4:11-13

So here's what I'm thankful for today:

1. My simple life. I spent yesterday reading a novel and napping with Tony and Buster. I was grateful for the rest and zero commitments.
2. My gardenias started to bloom. They smell so heavenly and soon we're going to have a bushes full of them!

3. Blogs. You bloggers fuel so much creativity. Blogs are an endless source of ideas and inspiration. I feel bad for people that are not tapped into this little network.

4. Family. Nanu, parents, siblings & in-laws. I never feel alone or that people aren't looking after me. I am very grateful to have their support.

5. New Opportunities.

So join me on my intentional quest for contentment. Leave a comment and share or take a moment to think of someone/something/a circumstance in your life that makes you thankful.

4 comments:

Kirsten Sue said...

contentment is the best feeling.

Kay said...

So important to always remember. It's nice to have a reminder when things are hectic!

paula said...

love this. I am thankful for my sweet family and my garden. They both make me smile.

sarah, flourish design + style said...

I tend to do the same thing.. always needing something to look forward to. You're so right, stop, slow down and enjoy the moment. A silly quote from a starbucks cup from a few years ago has always stuck with me. It goes something like.." this may be the moment they never forget " So in saying that, I'll try to make each moment with my kids count.
Lovely post. A nap sounds divine! xx