Contentment

 

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When we feel content it means we are taking time to enjoy the simple things in life. Sharing an ice cream cone with that special someone, sitting around the fire pit laughing with friends, being at the beach on a hot summer’s day and feeling the salt air invigorating our very soul.

As you age you won’t remember all the crazy days of running around trying to get all the errands done and kids where they need to be. You probably also won’t remember racing the clock for deadlines to please bosses that really didn’t give a damn about you, or pulling your hair out in traffic jams. But what you will remember is the sweet simple things you experienced along the way.

The simple moments of life are what make life worthwhile. All the other stuff is what we do to survive. We are all busy, but the more time we take to relax and enjoy the simple things in life, the more we will feel contentment. And contentment means we’re happy and that must mean we’re doing life right.

“Be content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you.” ~ Lao Tzu

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33 thoughts on “Contentment

  1. Val Boyko says:

    Right now, feeling the sun and a warm breeze only skin… relaxes me and brings me home. Thank you Michele for bringing me back to what matters 💕

  2. What Val said Michele 😀 To be at ease and not let the world keep us in its web ❤

  3. True words of inspiration and contentment. Loved the apt picture too, so contented and happy.

  4. smilecalm says:

    what better than being
    contented like a kitty?
    well, maybe contented
    like a doggy 🙂

  5. I completely agree. Right now I’m drinking coffee and reading various articles (including yours). I’m content. Enjoy the week!

    Neil

  6. Pam Lazos says:

    So true, Michele. And is there anything more content that a sleeping cat –except when they are sleeping on your lap!

  7. To be content is a wonderful
    state of being, Michele. Great post.

  8. Michelle says:

    Being content is like a nice cosy hug……..love the post.

  9. kkessler833 says:

    Great post! Love the photograph!

  10. Invisibly Me says:

    There’s a big different but a fine line between complacency and contentment, and I didn’t appreciate the value or meaning truly of contentment until I was a little older. Very wise words & a great post! 🙂
    Caz xx

  11. inese says:

    Thank you Michele! Contentment is one of my favorite words, and no one would illustrate it better than a kitty 🙂 I also love the quote. Indeed, all the world belongs to those who notice and appreciate little things and tender mercies.

  12. da-AL says:

    This is really beautiful — cats are especially masterful at teaching us to think, ‘why am I running around when I could be relaxing?’ Lol

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