Finding contentment doesn’t mean we have to like our current situation, but it may require an appreciation for it. One must live in the moment and enjoy the little things, embracing gratitude at all times.
A Contented heart is a calm sea in the midst of all storms.
Contentment and security are not found in career titles or in the kind of car we own. The logo on our car only tells others what type of car we drive — not who we are. What counts is not in the number of possessions but our capacity to live gracefully with what we have.
The state of being mentally and emotionally satisfied with things just the way they are; of being happy with what you already have – this is being content.
The fruit of contentment is developed when we are thankful for what has been provided whether we like it or not. That’s because peace isn’t the absence of pressure. By expressing gratitude, we become appreciative of the richness of being and not just having (emphasis on the word being).
Being appreciative sets us free from the desire to always have and lets us rest in the satisfaction for the gift of what already is.
Contentment is not the fulfillment of what you want, but the realization and appreciation of how much you already have.
- Appreciate who you are, what you have and the people around you.
- Refuse the urge to compare yourself or your status with anyone else.
- Live in the moment; enjoy today.
- Focus on the joy that comes from achieving little things.
- Practice gratitude daily.
- Be intentional about being content.
To be content is to be satisfied, to be in a state of thankfulness for where you are and what you have but it should not be the absence of progress or improving yourself.
To be content doesn’t mean you don’t desire more, it means you’re thankful for what you have and patient for what’s to come.Tony Gaskins
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