Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Content

Everybody is talking about Valentines Day today.  And I sit here, at a loss for words.  Not because I'm not married to a wonderful man.   I am.  And he is.   Wonderful.   And kind.  And romantic.   And I look back over the last 25 years and am so . . . content.    The dictionary defines content as:  "happy with what one has or is; not desiring something more or different". 

I am content (thrilled, really) with my choice of companion.  I don't desire nor could I ask for something more or different.   And together we raised three most awesome children.  Yes, I am content.  

And, yes, I am (mostly) at a loss for words to describe my feelings about this day.  

So, I think what I will do today is just . . . smile. 

I hope you have something wonderful to smile about today also.

     

15 comments:

  1. If there was a like button, I would click it.

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  2. Many people will never have the opportunity to claim true contentment. I am ever so happy for you. I suspect that you smile on this day, and most other days as well!

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  3. Content is great! Some people spend a lifetime searching for content.

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  4. I love "content" and I love this post. Happy Valentines Day.

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  5. It's great to be able to enjoy your life with the one you love.

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  6. I agree, Judy. It's one of life's joys.

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  7. I see so many people trying to find 'something better'. There's much to be said about being content.
    Happy Heart Day!

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  8. I agree one hundred percent. Years ago, my husband was insulted when I told him I was content. Said it sounded akin to "bored" or like I was a cow out in the field "settling" for what life gave me. He didn't get it then, but he gets it now. Now HE says he's content. After almost 43 years of marriage, I'd say that's a darned good thing. (And about darned time!)

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  9. Last year I spent Valentine's Day first with worry and then with exhaustion .. my husband had open heart/valve replacement/bypass surgery .. and everyone kept saying 'what a perfect day for heart surgery' ... this year he's healthy and we celebrated toasting to many more Valentine Days to come

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