The Secret of Being Content

19 02 2011

Contentment is a crucial component of happiness and psychological well-being.  Being content comes to those who see the positive outlook of things, those who look at the past with acceptance and at the future with hope.  Interestingly enough, having “everything” doesn’t guarantee contentment and happiness.  For some folk, no matter what they have, it’s never enough.  Others, having so little, are nevertheless satisfied.  What do you think makes the difference?

One of the many current definitions of “intelligence” is the ability to adapt to new situations.  This may have to do with living in new places, relating to new people, or experiencing new socioeconomic conditions.  Adaptation and contentment amid a wide range of circumstances are learned processes that come as a result of time and practice.

“Not that I speak in regard to need for I have learned in whatever state I am, to be content:  I know how to be abased, and I know how to abound.  Everywhere and in all things I have learned both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need.  I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” – Philippians 4:11-13

How content are you?  How much are you tossed around and victimized by your circumstances?

Bible Study Guide, February 17, 2011

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4 responses

21 02 2011
katy

this is really nice J

i hope you don’t mind but i want to this in fb… like the definition of contentment… please? haha

21 02 2011
katy

sorry, i mean, i want to post this in fb

21 02 2011
AvesChordata

haha! 😀 sure! copy-paste then post it in fb… just don’t mention that you got it from me 😀

22 02 2011
katy

cool! thanks J!!! 🙂 xo

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