Conditions for contentment


I sighed as I loaded the dishwasher again! ( Don’t side eye me, yes I have a machine that washes the dishes for me.) Why does he have to leave dishes in and around the sink, why must the dog have her toys and dish laying in the hallway?! Why isn’t the apartment ever at a comfortable temperature, it’s either too hot or too cold. Why do people have to speak on public transportation? Why won’t people reply in good time to messages ( This is so me guys, I’m sorry!Hides face)

After an apartment cleaning session I closed my eyes under the hot shower, letting that water run over me, mind aimlessly going. (This was a podcast free bathroom session!)

The following question popped into my head.

When have you felt content today?


I hadn’t. I had ruined today’s morning walk by imagining it to be one thing and it turned out to be something else, I was not entirely happy.I wanted the apartment to feel and look a certain way and it wasn’t looking or feeling close to what I imagined so …..

What are the conditions for my contentment?

Does everything have to be just right in order for me to sit back and be in a good place? Am I looking more towards the conditions outside of my head and heart to be content?I love a good clean space, everything in order etc….. but things are rarely like that, so will my contentment wait until everything is just right?

Not at all my friend.I must learn now, to be content at all times.

Philippians 4:11-13 New Living Translation (NLT)

11 Not that I was ever in need, for I have learned how to be content with whatever I have. 12 I know how to live on almost nothing or with everything. I have learned the secret of living in every situation, whether it is with a full stomach or empty, with plenty or little.




  1. Awesome piece…we really miss out on the “now” because we focus on whats wrong and not whats actually right with the current situation…welcome baaaacccckkk!

    • Hey Lu! It’s hard to keep it at the forefront as we have simply become troubleshooting people. Let’s do our best! Hugs!

  2. Gwen Williams

    Beautiful. Thank you for this

  3. Thanks for reminding me to reflect about my happiness!

    • Hey Sabina! We often forget, rushing and wanting to get ahead and make progress.Funny thing is we are more fulfilled at work as well if we follow our happiness. Big hugs girlfriend!

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