Monday, July 28, 2008

Being content but not complacent

Content (from - "satisfied with what one has; not wanting more or anything else"

Complacent (from - "contented to a fault; self-satisfied and unconcerned"

There is a distinct difference between being content and being complacent. Being content is being happy with the way things are while being complacent is more settling for the way things are going. I make this distinction to say that I am wholly content with where I am right now. I am happy with my job, although it is temporary. I'm satisfied with my apartment. I'm excited to see what is going to happen in my church. (I will elaborate on these at a later time.) I have a couple really great friends and that's all I need. 

If you know me, you know I stress and worry but right now that's not me at all. I can honestly say I am truly happy and content. I love it. It's like nothing I've ever felt or experienced. What a relief! 

1 comment:

Pamela said...

Contentment is a blessing. Especially for you (really, no snark there, I just know you), so congrats.