BrotherWord-Thankful Thursday

Contentment does not mean settling or giving up.  It is about being appreciative and THANKFUL for the here and now.  It’s about finding peace with what you have and what you don’t have.  One of the biggest challenges in life is being satisfied with your present situation while striving for a greater future.  Don’t get bogged down with the what ifs, the could have been, or the when this or that happens, but instead relish in the moment and appreciate it for all it’s worth.  Right now is where you are meant to be and the peace you feel, the inner smile of gratitude, is God’s way of letting you know that just like yesterday took care of itself, so will tomorrow.  Be THANKFUL for today and find contentment in knowing that now is a great place to be.  Make it a mindset to grasp the moment and express THANKFULNESS in your current state.  The more we learn to seize every opportunity, the less we’ll feel we’ve let opportunities escape us – Carpe Diem!

Lose not yourself in a far off time, seize the moment that is thine. ~ Friedrich Schiller