Reflections is a weekly meme hosted by Kristin of A Simply Enchanted Life and Fizzy of Fizzy Pop Collection. Every Sunday we will dig deeper in our recent reads to explore the real-life lessons within the pages. Reading the book yourself is not necessary to participate. If you would like to host your own reflection, you’re welcome to copy and paste this introduction, with the link to our pages. You may use our current or prior reflections or come up with your own.
Earlier this year Wanda E. Brunstetter posted about contentment on her website. You can find the link here –> Contentment. In that post she talks about the differences in lifestyle between the Amish and ‘English’ when it comes to contentment. The lack of boredom, the lack of needing to be constantly stimulated in order to achieve contentment, really just the ability to enjoy the scenery on our way through life. I highly encourage you to go read the post there for her full thoughts as they are definitely worth reading. In this post she asks some good questions that I’d like to pose back to you here. What are some things you do that bring contentment? Does your family, or even yourself if you are truly honest, require ‘things’ and stimulation to find contentment? How can we help the youth of today find contentment in simple things?
Honestly, I do find contentment in simple things. A clean house is one. I know that’s silly but I do. I feel so stressed out when the house is messy! I find contentment when I’m behind the lens of my camera. It seems like I get some of my best prayers in while trying to be perfectly silent and still as I capture a spider or some other creepy crawly.
I do like to stimulate my mind with books. I need to read. I feel bad when I don’t read. I don’t need much virtual entertainment or stimulation to keep content. Though, I do admit that I love to play sims from time to time. I dont have to have it to feel content though.
What about you? Share how you, and your family, find contentment in the comments below. Feel free to share on Wanda’s post as well.