Pondering Contentment

Today I woke up feeling refreshed. I suppose it helps that I slept until ten. I made some coffee and sat on the patio thinking on our current situation. From an outside perspective it sucks. We barely have enough money to pay our bills, much less buy necessities for everyday life. We consider a date night to be $1 dipped cones at McDonald’s. Sometimes we go crazy and get Taco Bell. It seems a little silly getting excited about such things, but the truth is we are blessed. I can say from the bottom of my heart that I don’t regret where we are at financially. We have learned the secret to being content. When finances aren’t an issue we have a tendency to take the small things for granted. In this place I have seen Gods provision.  I see now that this was his plan all along. It has built humility in my heart and gratitude. Today I have more joy than I’ve ever had.

So don’t give up. If you are in a situation that finds you feeling stressed our even angry and confused, stop and ask why. I promise the answer will come to you. Maybe not in a way you like or when you’d like it to, but it will come. Maybe, just maybe, it’s as simple as learning to be thankful.

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