Contentment on the order of Perfect!
…it even possible to feel that feeling today?
Are we contented about anything or anyone – included ourselves?
“It isn’t what you have or who you are or where you are or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about it.” – Dale Carnegie
“He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to have.” Socrates
“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
Roughly 1500 years separates Dale Carnegie from Socrates and Lao Tzu. Of the three of them, where they resided and what they believed were worlds apart and yet they are all saying exactly the same thing.
So as I think on this it does seems to come down to a choice. The deciding of how you are going to feel about things.
I’m guessing our capacity for contentment will be based on our choices to be content with what we have, where we are and how we feel – in that moment!
Giving thanks for what there is and then embracing life for all it can be! In that order!
Please enjoy this beautiful rendition of The Lion Sleeps Tonight along with gorgeous scenery from Africa!
Thanks for stopping by, have a great weekend, relax, enjoy family and friends as you can, and be content!