This has been on my heart lately.
Everyone is slowly finding ways to become “busy” again after the big shut downs this spring and summer.
We have gone months without shopping, without eating out, and without going places.
What have we learned? That we don’t “need” the things we think we need.
We create so many problems wanting more and more things. How many people have storage units full of “stuff”? Why are we so obsessed with buying more and more? Then we need a bigger space to store things that someone else could be using.
Remember Forest Gump? He ended up with more money than he knew. He didn’t change a thing. Didn’t buy a new house or a new car or anything else. He wasn’t concerned about keeping up with anyone else. He was only concerned with today.
“I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances.
I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want.
I can do all this through him who gives me strength.”
Philippians 4:11-13 NIV
True contentment comes from knowing who you are and not trying to be anyone else.
Landry’s new goat is named Jeremiah.
I keep singing:
“Joy to the world. All the boys and girls. Joy to the fishes in the deep blue sea, and joy to you and me.”
Find the simple joys. Love who you are. Be content where God has placed you. Be content with the people God has placed in your life.
Success isn’t having more “stuff” than everyone else.
Success is achieving balance and joy in your life and loving and appreciating the people who love you.
All my love!