Monday, November 2, 2009

Being Content

Are you content? Are you happy (content) with your life right now? Do you spend too much time and energy trying to attain more of anything? Can you slow down and be content with your life?

Sometimes, I think we all spend too much time, energy and money working & planning towards the future and don't spend enough time enjoying right now. I am not pointing any fingers, I am guilty of this also. Our lives are too hurry, scurry to "stop and smell the roses". I don't think there is anything wrong with planning and doing as long as we aren't consumed with it.

I know lots of folks who want the newest and the best of everything. Their kids are involved in many different activities and wear the latest fashions. They have a closet full of designer clothes and shoes and a driveway with the newest vehicles. They eat out everynight. And have a maid come and clean their house (the house they are never home to enjoy). They want and want and want...and unfortunately are in hock up to their eyeballs to pay for it. It is a vicious Merry Go Round that is hard to jump off of.

Why do we live like this? Are we really happy? Owning more goodies won't really bring us happiness. Our kids playing another sport will bring us one more thing to work into our already busy schedules. (And do they really want participate or do you want them to?) I think we would all be better off learning to be content with what we have and how we live. Eating dinner as a family, watching a tv show or movie together, or working on a project. How many times do you turn off everything and just read a book or play a game? Listening to books on tape is a fun way to share a story, it reminds me of everyone sitting around the radio to listen to their favorite shows.

Lets slow down and enjoy our lives right now. Our children grow up way too fast, lets enjoy them now.

Psalm 188:24 This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.

Ecclesiastes 8:15 So I commend the enjoyment of life, because nothing is better for men under the sun than to eat and drink and be glad. Then joy will accompany him in his work all the days of the life God has given him under the sun.

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Welcome to the farm ~ we are a blended family with 7 children (3 are married), 4 grandsons, 5 dogs, 3 rabbits, and 15 chickens living on 3 acres in Georgia. I love crafting, sewing, cooking & canning, recipes of all kinds, reading, playing with my little buddies, family time, travel, pinterest and most of all the Lord.