raising a mommy

raising a mommy

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

life is good

Today's blessing:

Things are generally going really well for me right now. Work is good, the baby is perfect, my hubby is amazing, and the next big adventure is just around the corner. Next big adventure, you ask? In August or September, hubby will be starting a year long internship, location TBD. Yes, life is good.

I think contentment is one of the best things a person can feel. According to my dictionary.com app, content means "satisfied with what one is or has; not wanting more or anything else." There's a sense of calmess and peace about it that you don't necessarily get with elation or joy. Joy is pretty great, too, don't get me wrong! However joy, which is defined as "the emotion of great delight or happiness caused by something exceptionally good or satisfying" must be brought on by an external source. Contentment is brought on by you. You're not reliant on anything else. I remember the phrase "Choose Joy" being a thing a few years ago. There might have even been a book or something. If you look at the actual dictionary definition, this phrase is a bit misleading. Joy is not something you choose, it is something that you feel as a result of something that happens to you. You can, however, choose contentment. Choose to not "need" more. Choose to be satisfied. Choose contentment, and be peaceful.

Yes, life is good.

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