A Little Bit On Being Content

I have a dream.

A dream of perfection. A dream of everything being just right.

I think it’s safe to say we all have this dream. In some form or another. After all, we have so many shows and websites (not to mention issue upon issue of home decor magazines) declaring this universal truth; We want more. And we want it now.

Now reality: life isn’t perfect and you can’t just snap your fingers to get it all now. And maybe that’s a good thing.

There’s a quote I think most of us know and it goes a little something like this “The journey is more important than the destination.” Pretty sure I’m paraphrasing here, but we’ll forgive me because I’m currently in a peculiar state of caffeine induced hyperactivity mixed with down to your core exhaustion.

Looking back to my early days of marriage I can’t help but think of our very humble beginnings. Apartments smaller than a shoebox. Giant storage containers acting as coffee tables.

Side note here: Cardboard boxes make wonderful bedside tables.

It was almost a decade of marriage before I had a dining table straight from a store. I could go on and on, but I think you get the picture.

If, back then, I could’ve just snapped my fingers and suddenly had everything I desired would I even still have it? Probably not.

We’re constantly changing aren’t we? My style has been developing right along with my very identity on this journey called Life. This road I’m on is marked with various seasons and circumstances. Milestones and memories.

Our home is a reflection of that.

So I’m content. I’m content to just count my blessings. To appreciate what I have. Right here; right now. It’s not perfect but it’s mine and that’s okay.

After all, there’s people sleeping on dirt floors who would give anything for the amenities we have such as electricity and running water. I highly doubt they’d care if their home is the latest and greatest. They’re just grateful to even have a roof.

So as October comes to a close, add this to your list of things to be grateful for: the wonderful Here and Now and all of the comforts you have. Pinterest-worthy or not.

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