Thursday, March 5, 2009

content

without any prompting from me, he came home with an iPhone for me awhile back.

i never actually asked for one. inspite of the mounting appeal from different apps my friend had been telling me about and how i knew they'd both simplify & enhance my day-to-day life, i could never justify the monthly fee. i mean, really, i'm a stay-at-home mom. do i really need to spend $100 a month on the luxuries of an iPhone? no. (i won't even get into how many teenagers i've seen pulling them out and how envious i am that they have the parents willing to fork over the monthly charges.)

yes. iPhone has both simplified & enhanced my day-to-day life. it is a VERY welcome, fun, streamlined way to go about my stay-at-home-mom-business.

iPhone came. then a kid-free getaway to a beautiful resort, where we treated ourselves to our favorite indulgences.

nearly day after day brings with it another blessing. sometimes the blessing has been on the other side of a trial; it comes nevertheless.

still, contentment doesn't lie in getting what you want. it doesn't.

feelings fade. i'm starting to wonder if contentment is a feeling at all, since feelings are so futile. i'm thinking it's more of a state-of-being.

contentment & i have pretty much always been mutually exclusive.

i'm a "that's down. what's next?" person. i enjoy the wonderful things that come my way, but they don't sustain. i'm happy. grateful. just always looking forward to what may come.

i envy you, who are content. not complacent, but satisfied.


"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." Phil 4:12 Pin It

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