Hello, my fantastic reader! How are you doing? How has your week been so far? Mine has been all about work. Thank God it is Friday, I can finally have the weekend to myself. Hope yours wasn’t like mine?
I will like to address the importance of leaving contented within our means. First, what is contentment? I will define it as a state of satisfaction, regardless of your current circumstance. Some of us live above our means, we aspire to have things we can’t afford, and when we have wants like this, we tend to lose peace with ourselves. This is because we keep struggling with things that aren’t ours. In most cases, we tend to use these things we desire to define our happiness.
The secret to happiness is not being without problems or being rich. It is being contented with your situation in life. With this, I mean appreciating all that you have and believe that tomorrow will be better. There is no way to be completely happy in this world, I am sorry some of us might not agree with this but it is true. You will never reach the point where there are no problems to contend with. Life does not work that way. There will be both good and bad days. You just have to deal with the bad and be thankful for the good.
Growing up in a Christain home, each time my mom will talk to us in regards to contentment she never failed to reference to Ecclesiastes 5 verses 10. it states, AMP “He who loves money will not be satisfied with money, nor he who loves abundance with its gain. This too is vanity (emptiness).” Think about it! isn’t it true! It is all vanity upon vanity.
Contentment is knowing you’re doing the best you can though things may not be going well. You must learn to separate yourselves from your problems. It is being thankful for what you have. It is being patient until you reach your goal. Contentment is a way of looking at life. It takes time to achieve anything worthwhile. If you have a good education and are working in a field you enjoy, be content that you are on your way, and will eventually be in a better position.
Being content does not mean that you cannot try to better yourself. It merely says that you know that you are doing the best you can under present circumstances, and there is hope for a better tomorrow. Please let us try to cultivate the habit of Living Within our means.