As I cut potatoes and carrots to start a crock pot roasted chicken for dinner this evening, I almost glowed with a sense of happiness and peacefulness.
And that's when it hit me - I feel completely content! And I smiled to myself.
Oh, sure... there are other words that could be used to describe my mood. Peaceful. Fulfilled. Satisfied. Glad. Happiness. I was all those things. But I think contentment wraps it all up in to one joyous little bundle.
I found myself thinking over the concept of contentment. How many people chase after it, trying to find it or manufacture it - from people, things, success, financial security, fame and recognition, etc. But I thought to myself that perhaps contentment isn't something you can find by searching or building. Maybe it's just a place you find yourself once you realize that all those other things just aren't that important. Maybe contentment can only truly be found once you stop searching for it and look for the joy right where you are at any given moment, in any given circumstances.