Hello, friends! It’s Thursday, and if you remember from the Contentment Challenge, I am popping in each Thursday on my blog to encourage everyone who is participating (including muah). I don’t know about you, but I have found so much freedom already. I think the biggest gift so far has been that I don’t get so easily distracted. For instance, I would be in Target for groceries, but I would get distracted with the new stuff in the home decor aisle. Now, I don’t even walk over there, knowing I already have everything I need. I used to be in a certain part of town and think “Oh, Anthropologie is over here, so I just have to see what they have in the sale section.” Now, I don’t waste my time! I stay efficient and on task. The fear of “missing out” has left me, and I have so much more perspective knowing I. Don’t. Need. Anything. Now that buying new stuff is not even an option, I am focusing so much more on what matters, on sticking to my tasks, on not wasting time.
I also have a huge pile of clothes I’m still sorting to give away, and I’m pretty excited to deliver those in the next week!
Giving stuff away > Buying new stuff.
In light of this challenge, I decided to simply look up the definition of Contentment. I love what I found.
The example following the definition read, He found contentment in living a simple life in the country. Can I get an AMEN?! I want contentment living a simple life in the country! Okay okay, I live in a neighborhood in North Raleigh, but I’m a country girl at heart. (I grew up riding horses and visiting my Grandparent’s house in the small town of Clinton, in rural NC.) And the point is this : I want to life in a state of satisfaction, wherever I am in life.
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