MORNING THOUGHTS ☕️: I got to be with some special girlfriends last night. It was a purposeful gathering. Our topic for the evening was JOY. We took an assessment. Out of the 100 possible points, I ranked 80 on the joy meter. Pretty darn good. Which question for me had the lowest score?
I find it easy to be content.
We had to give it a score between 1 and 10. I gave it a 5.
Then my thoughts went to..IF I rank so high in all the others, how in the heck can I not find it easy to be content?
So…you know me…first, I looked up the definition.
CONTENT (adj): satisfied with what one IS or HAS; not wanting more or anything else.
Oh gosh. So then the question…what more do I think I want then?
I really don’t. Want more. No, really, it’s true. But here’s what clicked for me last night through that little worksheet and that one question. Maybe…just maybe…because we are being hammered day in and day out with the underlying message of DIS-content, we simply are programmed to believe we need more or want more.
Or maybe…just maybe…because my whole life I was busy, busy, busy and my whole life I believed if I had more or different, I’d be MORE content…I never LEARNED or even KNEW what contentment looked like!?!
Y’all…the spirit of the world is constantly messaging to have discontent. It’s the rub good marketing strives for. The need to be busy and uncomfortable being still makes us believe we are discontent and actually NEED to add something to our plates…because SURELY we should be doing more or have more.
Let’s learn to stop long enough to explore words and meanings and messaging and dig down for real TRUTH so we can wake up and realize that maybe we are more like Paul than we thought who said he had “LEARNED to be content in ALL circumstances.”
Content. I am. Satisfied with what I have.
I was just JUST thinking about this! It was in terms of Daylight Savings Time and how I love it getting dark earlier…. When it gets dark, it signals that I can slow down and it’s “ok to chill” 🙈… otherwise I’m “supposed to be doing”! I know this is from my years of the hustle & grind mentality which I have FINALLY released… but goodness that mindset is a BEAST to release! AND what assessment was this? I love a quiz and assessment 😂#homeschoolmom
Thanks EB, I do believe you nailed it with “ because we are being hammered day in and day out with the underlying message of DIS-content”. (haha, get it nailed it, hammered) I see you so content in everything, and I see a women with an amazing mind that is creative and active churning with brilliant ideas literally looking for ways to make this sphere we live on a better place. From the outside looking in, I see a very content person. ❤️