The Key to Living a Simple Life

I’m going to get straight to the point. I’m not a fan of long introductions that leave you exhausted by the time you get to the meat of the message.

So, what is the key to living a simple life?

Contentment

con·tent·ment

noun

  1. a state of happiness and satisfaction

Just being satisfied in whatever circumstance you are in is the beginning of living a simple life.

Just being satisfied with whatever you have in your possession right now is the beginning of living a simple life.

Take whatever you have, the good, the bad, the ugly and just be thankful for it all.

It’s definitely not easy.

But it’s definitely worth it.

For example: At the current chapter I am at in my life, 3 littles (ages 4 and down), 1 on the way in April and whole lot of chores that need to be done every day. I have come to the place in my life to accept the fact that my home will not be spotless.

During these few years of babies and toddlers and homeschooling, my house will have toys scattered throughout 90% of the time.

Does this mean I don’t clean?

No, of course not.

But, it does mean, that I should not expect a spotless house. Just maybe somewhat sometimes “organized” 😄

I can still find contentment in that.

If I chose to stress over it and work myself to death trying to make my house Pinterest worthy, with not a single toy, old sippy cup, or sock strewn across floor, I would have a rather miserable existence.

Because it would be impossible to reach that state of perfection at this season of life. It is what it is.

And don’t let me get started about having company over. God’s been working with me on that one.

Let me just say, if you have contentment with your home, you won’t worry about company coming over.

We don’t have to have spotless homes, its your heart that matters.

Contentment says, my home isn’t perfect, but it’s open to good company.

Contentment says, my children are so messy but I am so glad they are my messes.

Contentment says, I don’t have the latest do-dad but I don’t need it.

Contentment says, there’s more dishes piled in the sink, I’m so glad we have warm running water so I can clean them.

Contentment says, I’m not rich, but I don’t need to be because I’m rich with many blessings.

I hope you find contentment and a simple way of life in this new year! ❤️

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