What does peaceful Contentment in your home look like to you this Christmas season? How do we know that we are truly content? Everywhere you go and see there is always going to be the better or newer version of our homes. The need for something newer or better is a very powerful emotional response that I can definitely can say I do struggle with sometimes. Most of the time this leaves us with the need to ” keep up with someone else” approach. That sounds terribly exhausting doesn’t it? I can honestly say that I LOVE MY HOME. There are a number of points about why this is. For starters, we feel blessed that we can own our home and it doesn’t break the bank financially. For me that’s freedom. Freedom knowing that where I live, what I do, doesn’t define me as an individual. I really hope that for you as well.
I guess the energy, God blessed that is, the hard work, and sweat that we have put into our home makes me value how blessed I feel for it. Our homes are a blessing no matter what they look like. In fact the other day around the table we were talking about how blessed we felt that we have a warm, cozy home to live in. My daughter then asked me where the homeless people slept when it was really cold. I told her “sometimes under a card box, in treed areas, or in the shelters where help is given. She totally understands this gift that we all have, even at a very young age. Now that’s music to my ears. If my children can learn one thing from me, I want it to be that what is given to us is not an accident, but a true blessing that should never be taken for granted.
How would you rate your contentment today? On a scale of 1- 10. 1 meaning you absolutely are not content and 10 meaning there is nothing you would change about your home. I would love to hear your comments. Today I would rate my contentment level about a 9/10. Not bad I guess? I feel truly blessed today. I would love to hear your comments, and thoughts. How’s your contentment this Christmas Season?
Connie Smith says
I love the cold hard truth about the exhausting game of ‘keeping up with someone else’ or there will always be a ‘better’ version of our house, or home. It’s something most of us do struggle with, lots or a little. I really enjoyed looking through your blog, I look forward to seeing some more, and getting to know you better too. Congrats to having what it takes to pull this off sucessfully! Good job
Thanks Connie for the words of encouragement!