I will be happy when……. I will be successful when…… Life will be better when…. Life will be more settled when….
What fills in those blanks for you? I catch myself thinking these things and pinning my hopes on some intangible and not guaranteed future event. Inevitably, even if we get those things it doesn’t look quite like we expected or have the result we wanted.
I don’t want to pin my hopes on these changeable and elusive “whens”. I want to ground my everyday in faith, contentment and savouring the present. There are things to celebrate and things to change in every day life. We can find peace and contentment in the midst of our circumstances. There may be seasons of increased intensity. I can find rest and rhythm in those times too. There may be seasons of obstacles and hard knocks. I can find moments of happiness even then.
What “whens” are you holding out for? How can you find peace and contentment today?
Day 15 of the Write 31 Days Challenge using the Five Minute Friday prompts (writing unedited for five minutes on a prompt word.) You can read the other installments here.