Contentment, simple living, be content

A useful tool in my search for “What does CONTENTMENT mean”
The first hit that came up was this…

a state of happiness and satisfaction.
“She found contentment in living a simple life…”

In the country
In the city
In a busy suburban street
In the vast outback

During good times
During bad
After looking back at life
…and choosing to go forward

It is wherever we choose
How we do choose
…and by our attitude

By having observed others and choosing different
…to be content

synonyms or related meaning:-
contentedness, content, satisfaction, fulfilment

I read recently a thought-provoking comment on a forum. It was written from the heart (thank you C), on Contentment. It so moved me that I decided to focus on the actual word itself.

So let us BE content and in so doing be thankful.

May your week go well…whether you are at the end of your working life or still on the journey. Retired or first job. At home with family or travelling life alone. Find beauty in the ordinary.

Contentment, simple life, simple living, lavender , bee, bees, honey, nectar

Contentment, simple life, simple living, leaf  mulch, gum nuts, gum leaf, gum leaves, eucalyptus

Contentment, simple living, simple life, nature walk, spider web, orb spider

Contentment, simple living, child at play, nature walk with child

Linking with Essentially Jess for IBOT

10 thoughts on “Contentment

  1. I like “contentment”. People say “Are you happy?” I often say “I’m content” and they look at me like “uhoh, you’re not happy”. There is nothing wrong with contentment. Contentment feels zen-like. Peaceful. Calm. I hope you’re having a great week too, and thanks for sharing this word today. -Aroha (for #teamIBOT)

  2. This is something I want my children to do, admire and respect the small things, be content with the simple things in life! Right now I’m happy with my lot, content almost.

    • Dear Emily,firstly my apologies for the delay in replying. Life’s been busy, but thank you for visiting my blog and commenting. Keep being content with the simple things in life. There’ll be times when life gets hard but just step back up again. I admire your spirit with your busy little one. Take care x

  3. I love this, contentment is in the journey :)

    • Eleise, thank you for visiting and your thoughtful comments. You have an interesting journey too as I’ve discovered in your blog. Keep up your lovely work with your family….busy but contented and there will no doubt be otherwise days too x :)

  4. I like how you have focused on the word itself.

    • Hi Sarah, thanks for your comments and visiting my blog. I’ve just been reading your blog and blogging journey along with a busy little family. You are doing a great job. I have a friend whose child is autistic whom she home schools and also receives lots of other assistance, so I know a little of the the hard work involved. You’ve an awesome setup…I love your blog header too.
      Travel well and take care. Alexa

  5. Beautiful photos and I agree that contentment is a choice and comes from a positive and accepting mindset!

  6. What a beautiful post and poem. Your photos are amazing too.

  7. I think contentment is the key to a happy life. There is so much we have no control over, but we do have control over our thoughts and attitudes, and containment is the best choice we can make.
    Easier said than done sometimes though :)

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