Contentment

I can say once again that I am content. I have a good woman, a nice roof, a supportive family and a car to drive. There is a disposal, a dishwasher, a washer and dryer, and ceiling fans in every room of the new apartment. I have a good chance at a professional job coming up. It will be my first “real” job. How many people would be content with that?

I’m sure there are plenty of those impoverished nations who would love to be in my place. But, it’s not just that I’m here in the good ol’ US of A. If the presidential race is any indication, it’s not all that good right now. How many I wonder can say that they are content or even at times comprehend its meaning. Doesn’t the whole American model go against this ideal? Buy more, be more, live more. It’s all about more. You see few commercials depicting people enjoying their existence. Everyone has to be doing something.

We have technology to entertain us in many forms. Sometimes, there will be one person playing games or chatting with others online while our family member or significant other watches Netflix. I’m not saying that people never had their own things going even within the same house, but in my youth, it seemed more intimate. Even if I didn’t like what my sisters were watching on television, I watched because I wanted to be with them on some level. I could have read in my room or played games. Today, people don’t have that closeness.

However, that short rant doesn’t demonstrate contentment. So, how have I come about this realization or this feeling. I think we just have to accept that we are doing the best we can. Folks need to allow themselves to be where there are and, although it is always good to better oneself, it is better to realize humility. With this, we can be better servants of humanity. I know that is not or may never be everyone’s ultimate goal in life, but wouldn’t it be nice?

Life is what you make it. I’ve gotten into the whole, gotta do better, gotta be better, hype. I want much to happen in my life, but if it doesn’t, I won’t mind. Just do right and right will come back to you.

Be content in your days and take care.

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