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Wheels off

Being happy – the ultimate goal, right?

Except that … riding an ever-revolving wheel churning towards happiness is a little exhausting, don’t you think?

It’s good to get off the wheel.  It’s good to take a look around.

It’s good to be happy right where you are.

With who you are.

With what you have.

With all you can do.

What about that?

“The world is full of people looking for spectacular happiness while they snub contentment.”  – Doug Larson

Frankie and contentment are well-acquainted.

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33 thoughts on “Wheels off

  1. Finding happiness in little things, simple things, is comforting and fulfilling. Happy weekend, MJ.

    • Agreed; I’m happy to be home today with a snoring dog, a good cup of coffee, my books and the sound of laundry running in the background. Peaceful and fulfilling!
      Good to hear from you Marion 🙂 MJ

  2. Yup. I’ll take it. ALL that I am/have/can do…and the profound contentment that goes along with it. There are moments of giddy happiness…but I think they’re not meant to be chased, just welcomed. And that, perhaps, the goal is learning to be content in any and every situation, even (especially?) when happiness eludes us!

  3. I needed this little reminder. You are so right. What about right here and right now?

    Thank you.

    • Yes! I decided to just roll with the day; I read, I putzed, I got took a small nap when tired. Now? Date night with Hubbs … 🙂 MJ

  4. It’s a cool feeling to have things washed and folded…and put away. Enjoy your reading.

  5. I agree, contentment is a treasure to be appreciated, not scorned in the pursuit of some mythical level of happiness. Love the quote! ~ Sheila

  6. “To be content in any situation” is a learning process where I hope I’m gaining some ground. Thanks for this post.

  7. Yes it is – and I chose to be that every day. (Though be warned… I can still get cranky.)

  8. Choose. I choose that. I’d be cranky about the typo, alas I choose not to be cranky. (hee, hee)

  9. That is exactly what I was thinking when I was at spinning last night at the YMCA (get off this wheel). The ONLY thing I am unhappy with is my weight (and it depresses me). I know I should try to be happy with how I am, but I won’t live very long if with that attitude. Unfortunately, I don’t appreciate it when I am at a healthy weight which I plan to change this time around. Thanks for letting me work this out in your comments. 🙂

  10. Gosh, I needed this reminder today, MJ. Sometimes it’s easy to overlook the simple blessings.

    Thanks so much. Hope you are enjoying your weekend!

    Hugs,
    Kathy

    • I am enjoying my weeekend, Kathy … had a leisurely day yesterday and went out with Hubbs last night. Today it’s time to make some fun foods and then off to a SuperBowl party 🙂 Cheers MJ

  11. My father was notorious for always pursuing the greener grass. I’m so thankful that I’ve learned that happiness is all around you. You just have to open your eyes, mind and heart to all that God provides for you :D. Great post!

  12. For me…happiness always depended on happenings…now I focus on JOY; Jesus, others, yourself. I found when I decided to love Jesus and love others I found true joy which translates to contentment!

  13. Goodness, MJ! Your son looks SO much like my Marshall in this photo! I think we’ve commented on that before.

    Oh – and lovely thoughts you’re sharing today too!

  14. Wise, wise words. Let contentment satisfy.

  15. Contentment – let it be the rule of the day. Thanks for that wonderful reminder.

  16. Your new header made me happy! Have a nice Sunday!

  17. cooper

    especially when we’ve allowed ourselves to be brain-washed that there is no such thing as “enough”. Love, air, food, water, sleep. That’s it!!!

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