Being Content

To me, living well means enjoying the present moment, seizing the day, and living life to its fullest. Being open to whatever presents itself, good or bad and responding in a loving and compassionate way to myself and others.

Living well also means being content in the present moment.
But being content isn’t something that comes to us naturally, is it? The tendency of the human mind is to keep seeking, desiring, wanting something more.

If we want to be content, we need to train our minds to be content. It’s a process. As the Apostle Paul said “I have learned to be content.” (Phil. 4:11).

What do I need to do to be content today? Examine my thoughts, my desires, and my expectations. Be grateful for all the good things in my life and focus on those. Put things in perspective. If yesterday was a tough day, let it go, and remember today is a new day. Appreciate the beauty in me and around me instead of focusing on the negative. Think on things that are true, noble, right, pure, and lovely. Meditate on these things, as Paul suggests in Phil.4:8.

Being content is a state of mind and a choice we make day by day.

Let me know what you think and ways you have found to live a life of contentment.

Till the next time when we talk more about living well,
Enjoy your day!
Patricia

Being Content

To me, living well means enjoying the present moment, seizing the day, and living life to its fullest. Being open to whatever presents itself, good or bad and responding in a loving and compassionate way to myself and others.

Living well also means being content in the present moment.
But being content isn’t something that comes to us naturally, is it? The tendency of the human mind is to keep seeking, desiring, wanting something more.

If we want to be content, we need to train our minds to be content. It’s a process. As the Apostle Paul said “I have learned to be content.” (Phil. 4:11).

What do I need to do to be content today? Examine my thoughts, my desires, and my expectations. Be grateful for all the good things in my life and focus on those. Put things in perspective. If yesterday was a tough day, let it go, and remember today is a new day. Appreciate the beauty in me and around me instead of focusing on the negative. Think on things that are true, noble, right, pure, and lovely. Meditate on these things, as Paul suggests in Phil.4:8.

Being content is a state of mind and a choice we make day by day.

Let me know what you think and ways you have found to live a life of contentment.

Till the next time when we talk more about living well,
Enjoy your day!
Patricia

Living Well

What does it mean to you to “live well”? Does it mean being well off financially? Does it mean eating well? Everyone has their own idea of successful living.

To me “living well” means enjoying each day to the fullest and whatever it brings. Some days bring smiles and happy times, others bring sorrow and tears. Scripture says “Count it all pure joy when you face various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith builds perserverance” (James 1:2-3).

Living well means living in the present and not in the past. Yesterday is gone and is only a memory. We don’t know what tomorrow may bring. But today is our opportunity to make new memories.

So whether your yesterdays were happy or sad, make the most of your todays. Do something that brings you joy and while you’re at it, do something to bring someone else joy as well.

“This is the day that the Lord has made. Let us rejoice and be glad in it.” (Ps. 118:24)