It has been awhile since I have really sat down (taken a break) to write about what's going on in my life and how I'm truly feeling...and truth is, I keep repeating & coming back to the word "content." I consistently re-encounter the thought of how content I am with this beautiful, chaotic, questionable, uncertain, hopeful life I continuously live each day being twenty four. May sound a bit silly, but Socrates (yes Socrates) said "He is richest who is content with the least, for content is the wealth of nature." that is a powerful concept when you start thinking about how true it is . I may have little, or at times feel abundantly wealthy, but in all reality, it's about perspective and the way we shape our minds when looking at our surroundings. I can choose to embrace happiness in all forms or let my mind think the worst. I choose happiness.
Currently, I am content with my job styling and managing the website at Petal Boutique (shoppetal) ..along with nannying one day a week for Coop. I am content with my handsome, scruffy man (boyfriend for now) who is such a hard-worker & adores me from head to toe endlessly each day. I am content with my selfless friends (who know who they are) and will without a doubt be there for me. I am content with my family and how they nurture, teach, celebrate, enlighten and shape me. I am content with my home (apartment)... and even though it may not be a grande house yet..I am soaking up every bit of living alone with my Brody in silence & peace. I am content knowing I have paid for my own belongings, with my own money and am living debt free. Someone told me the other day that if you have $10 in your pocket and have no debt, you are wealthier than 25% of Americans. SO I feel pretty darn good! I am content with simply me.
I am content in all these areas because my Heavenly Father constantly provides for me and shows me that I can hand Him my deepest concerns & worries about tomorrow because He already has tomorrow planned for me. I can put my trust and hope in knowing He is with me always...which is really pretty amazing.
Here is yet another print (with a verse dear to me) that will brighten up any space in your home or workspace!
Hebrews 13:5 "Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have,because God has said “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.”