Are you content?
Do you feel – satisfied, pleased, gratified, fulfilled, happy, cheerful, glad; unworried, untroubled, at ease, at peace, tranquil, serene?
So you accomplish all your goals. You check all your to-dos and sit back say..and then what? Were you satisfied? Did it meet all your expectations? Did you get out of it all that is intended to be?
Sometimes we believe the grass is greener on the other side. That if only I had the bigger house, the fancy cars, the extra cash, the husband, the kids, the family. We live with the expectation of “what ifs” and when we do get the “if only” we are surprised to find that it is not all that we expected it to be. We are not as fulfilled as we want to be. Why?
Well, I truly believe that it is our soul that needs the most tending to. There is nothing on this earth that can satisfy our souls but contentment. A spirit of thankfulness. Recently I stated that I could only deal with what was before me “today.” I could not worry about the items on my “to do” list for tomorrow. That I could only see what was right in front of me and honor it, love it, show up for it and bless it.
If you find yourself overwhelmed, exhausted, stressed, and anxious. Then I would suggest that your spirit is not aligned with what is best for you. The God of the universe always has what is best for you. We often run around like a hamster in a cage moving fast, getting nowhere.
I suggest as the year draws near, do something different. Expand your territory. Host a dinner, go out to dinner with friends, see a play. Do something that would surprise yourself and those around you. Extend your heart to others. It’s in those moments that your spirit will soar and you will feel contentment. Your “if only” and “what ifs” won’t matter because what is before you in the present is the most important.
Where can you show up, honor, love, and be present?
Give thanks for where you are right now and you see all the blessings that will come as a result of your “spirit” being filled with gratitude.