Oh To Be Content

I shared this on my personal FB page last night. It’s about finding contentment. Something I think we all have had a struggle with at some point or another. It has been a long process for me but man, does it feel good….
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It just hit me that I’m more fully learning what contentment really is.
 
It’s less about being happy at any given moment & much more about being present & accepting of where I am right now.
About stripping the expectations off.
About not focusing so much on the path ahead that I lose sight of today. This moment.
Being grateful for where I have come from, where I am now & my faith & trust in God to take care of me, my son & the future.
Being more trusting that His plans for us really are better than anything we could come up with.
 
It’s also no secret that I am single & have been for quite some time. And for the last several years I carried a list in my wallet of the things that I thought I desired in a mate.
After a very bad experience I burned it over my kitchen sink & then before long I had made a new one.
 
Recently, during dinner with a very sweet & wise friend, I deleted that list too. She reminded me that he has already been hand-picked, is exactly what I need & vice-versa.
And that it’s going to be much better than any list of my own- so really, why have one?
 
It sounds silly maybe to some but that was a divine & defining moment for me. Nothing in this woman right here wants to rush a process that might potentially ruin an otherwise really good thing. Just for the sake of not being lonely once in a while?
I can handle that. I’ve been through far worse, no thank you.
 
I keep reminding myself that He is the potter & I am the clay.
I have to stay on this wheel no matter how uncomfortable it may get at times. Because the end result will be something I will never be able to take credit for that way. ❤
 
Much love y’all & much more contentment for the journey,
 
Bonnie
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