At first, when I thought of contentment, my mind went to this beautiful ocean view scene that I found in Coastal Living magazine. I wish I were sitting at this table.
Then I thought about the gift certificate to a spa that I haven't had the time to use ...yet! I received if from Jill of Forever n Ever n Always as one of her blog giveaways. Isn't she generous? Thank you, Jill. As I continued to contemplate contentment, I thought of how nice it would be to have Ina Garten serve me one of her fabulous meals that she cooks on Foodnetwork's Barefoot Contessa show. Of course, she would take out all of the calories. But I would love to be invited to her new "barn" where they film her show in East Hampton.
I'm a bit late in posting my Thankful Thursday post on contentment. I have to say in all honesty, contentment hasn't been at the top of my mind lately. So I really had to think hard about this one.
- Am I thankful for contentment when life isn't perfect?
- Does my life have to be peaceful, organized and fun in order for me to be content?
What I realized is that a beautiful ocean view, a relaxing massage, a fabulous meal can provide contentment for the moment. But the only way to have true contentment despite the stress and uncertainty of life is through ...my relationship with Christ.
And for that ...I am truly thankful! And so I am content ...in Him. How about you? Are you thankful?