Tuesday, January 12, 2016


Oh, how I love this month.  It is the month of New Beginnings, or the month of just continuing on the long journey called life.  Isn't it great?  I don't like to set resolutions, I do like to set goals though.  But mostly I like to pick a Word,  Sometimes I will choose 2 words.  But for now I have one word I will be working on.
1.    a state of happiness and satisfaction.

Contentment is my word for 2016.  Contentment is the door that opens happiness.  No matter what the circumstance I can be content.  I am reminded of the words of Paul, from the New Testament.
Philippians 4:11 Not that I speak of want;
for I have learned in whatsoever state I am,
therewith to be content

Being content influences happiness and enjoyment. I can recognize the wonderful things that fill my life with abundance.  Counting my blessings, will bring contentment, as well as taking the time to enjoy my blessings and my life. I have found being thankful increases my happiness and my contentment.  Showing people how much I appreciate them will also bring contentment.  I believe that smiling helps to have a feeling of calmness which also brings a feeling of contentment.  Learning to enjoy the simple things of life will also bring contentment.  

There are season to our lives.  Each season brings it own blessings, and enriches our life.  I can find contentment in my season. . . . And I will enjoy and give thanks to the many opportunities my season offers.  And I give thanks to the season's I have experiences.   
So. . . today and every day I will try my best to be 
Happiness is self-contentedness

Linking with these fabulous blogs.
The Dedicated House--Make It Pretty Monday
A Stroll Thru Life--Inspire Me Tuesday
Cozy Little House--Tweak It Tuesday

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