~Being Content With The Present~

Valdosta, Georgia
September 27, 2016 3:59pm CST
Things haven't exactly been wonderful lately BUT I am working on being content in the current situation I am in. I am trying to always remember how Blessed I truly am. I have 4 beautiful children, another one on the way, an amazing Godly man by my side, the ability to Home School My children, a roof over our heads, food to eat and faith to keep going when things get tough. =) Everything in life is temporary, things will improve with time but for now I will be content in my current situation. Are you content in your life?
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@jstory07 (134182)
• Roseburg, Oregon
27 Sep 16
I am content with everything that I have. I worked full time for over forty years and my husband worked full time for forty years. So we both worked hard for what we have. I am happy with the simple things in live. I am not interested in expensive things.
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• Valdosta, Georgia
27 Sep 16
@jstory07 That's good that your content with what you have too. =) I'm having a hard time with having no working vehicle but I do have plenty to be grateful for so I'm trying to focus on the good.
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• Dundee, Scotland
28 Sep 16
You and your hubby sound just like my wife and I. When we work hard we appreciate things we have more. We have worked hard on our relationship and it is that which I appreciate most of all.
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@amadeo (111948)
• United States
27 Sep 16
another one on the way.How many do you plan to have there Jen?
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• Valdosta, Georgia
27 Sep 16
@amadeo This will be my last little one. =)
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@amadeo (111948)
• United States
27 Sep 16
@LovingMyBabies she said hopefully.:-)
@snowy22315 (169445)
• United States
27 Sep 16
Good..sometimes trying to be content is all you can do..No, I am not content in my current situation at all, but I think it is in my power to change it. That reminds me...I have a phone call to make. What happened with your husband Jennifer? What did the doctor's say?
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@snowy22315 (169445)
• United States
27 Sep 16
@LovingMyBabies huh? I think I would try another doctor. However, by the fact you have to wait so long, I don't think they are considering it an emergency.
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• Valdosta, Georgia
27 Sep 16
@snowy22315 It is hard to do in certain situations but I'm trying my best. He won't be seen until November 28th! I hate that he has to wait so long but they said that's the soonest available. =(
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@1creekgirl (40363)
• United States
27 Sep 16
@LovingMyBabies I was wondering too. But it just gives you more time to pray. Keep us posted, prayers here for him also.
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@jaboUK (64362)
• United Kingdom
28 Sep 16
That's a good attitude to have. I'm glad that you are trying to focus on the good things. Yes, I am content.
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• Valdosta, Georgia
29 Sep 16
@jabouk Thank you, it makes life much easier to deal with even when things aren't easy.
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@1creekgirl (40363)
• United States
27 Sep 16
The Apostle Paul said that we're to be content in whatever we find ourselves. I know things could be better in some ways for your family, but you have learned the secret to true contentment...faith and trust in God's wonderful care.
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@Dena91 (15825)
• United States
28 Sep 16
Amen!!
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@NJChicaa (115876)
• United States
27 Sep 16
Yes, for the first time in a very long time I am content.
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• Valdosta, Georgia
27 Sep 16
@NJChicaa That's really good. =) It sure makes life easier to deal with.
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@NJChicaa (115876)
• United States
27 Sep 16
@LovingMyBabies sure does
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@AmbiePam (85173)
• United States
28 Sep 16
I may be messed up, but didn't you just have a baby less than a year ago? Maybe my mind has finally left me.
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@AmbiePam (85173)
• United States
30 Sep 16
@LovingMyBabies Wow. Congratulations. That's quite a turn of events.
• Valdosta, Georgia
29 Sep 16
@AmbiePam Yup, Julian is 7 months old. I definitely didn't expect to have another one-especially so soon but God has a reason for everything. =) I am just trusting Him. And my husband is getting a vasectomy done once we have the money saved.
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@celticeagle (158485)
• Boise, Idaho
27 Sep 16
Yes, I am content with the commitment I have made. Has your husband heard back from those tests? I may have missed a discussion. You sure do have a lot to be thankful for. And another little one on the way? How nice!
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@celticeagle (158485)
• Boise, Idaho
29 Sep 16
@LovingMyBabies .....Good plan on both items. Hope you get good news about the hubby.
• Valdosta, Georgia
29 Sep 16
@celticeagle No, he can't go to get the colonoscopy done until the 28th so the doctor will tell us everything at one time. The whole thing is a hot mess. Yes our last little one is on the way and we are done after this one...Lol. Thank you!
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@sishy7 (27169)
• Australia
28 Sep 16
Very much so... and I'm forever grateful and feeling so blessed to be able to have the feeling... Stay blessed!
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• Valdosta, Georgia
29 Sep 16
@sishy7 That is so good! =) On harder days I just think about my blessings and where I was in the past.
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@LeaPea2417 (36374)
• Toccoa, Georgia
28 Sep 16
I am content with what I have and I have to remind myself that I am blessed with what I have (even though there is a problem with one of my family members that makes me ask God "why", but I know God is in control).
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• Valdosta, Georgia
29 Sep 16
@Leapea2417 Yeah sometimes it is hard to remember that God is in control. I know, I have days that it's hard to remember that as well.
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@marlina (154166)
• Canada
28 Sep 16
I am generally content with my life.
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• Valdosta, Georgia
29 Sep 16
@marlina That's really good! =)
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@marlina (154166)
• Canada
29 Sep 16
@LovingMyBabies Yes, I think it is excellent, but I work at it.
• United States
28 Sep 16
I have been content in my life since we stopped working, left NJ and moved south. We have all we need and all we want. How is your husband doing?
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• Valdosta, Georgia
29 Sep 16
@AbbyGreenhill That is great that you have everything you need and want. I hope to someday be there as well. My husband has good and bad days. We are still waiting for certain tests to be done.
• United States
29 Sep 16
@LovingMyBabies No diagnosis yet?
@andriaperry (116860)
• Anniston, Alabama
28 Sep 16
Yes and No. I am grateful for what God has given me, but there is something missing and I cant figure out what it is.
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• Valdosta, Georgia
29 Sep 16
@andriaperry I hate that feeling and I understand it very well. I hope you can fulfill what is missing in your life. =) For me, I feel that way when I miss days of church.
@acelawrites (19273)
• Philippines
28 Sep 16
Congrats for being contented with your life; with 4 beautiful children and one coming at that. It is indeed a blessing to find contentment in life; never thinks so much of material things. Yes, I am contented and happy too!
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• Valdosta, Georgia
29 Sep 16
@acelawrites That's good that your contented too. =) It makes life much easier to deal with when we are.
@silvermist (19702)
• India
28 Sep 16
@LovingMyBabies Very good attitude to have.It is rather tough that you have to wait till Nov.28 for the doctor to see your husband. Hope everything turns out to be fine.
@Juliaacv (48568)
• Canada
27 Sep 16
I am happy in my life. Its never easy, but as long as you are loved and have someone to love, and like you said a roof over your head, food on your table and a shirt on your back, life IS good.
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• Valdosta, Georgia
28 Sep 16
@juliaacv Yeah life definitely has it's up and downs for all of us. But we do have to find the good and focus on that. =)
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@Tampa_girl7 (48859)
• United States
30 Sep 16
Yes, I am very content.
@Drosophila (16573)
• Ireland
27 Sep 16
That is a great mindset! I am happy mostly
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@Macarrosel (7498)
• Philippines
29 Sep 16
I have a simple life, a loving family, three beautiful daughters and a very honest and loving husband. What else I can ask for? I'm happy and contended with my life.
• United States
28 Sep 16
First of all, beautiful post. Sounds like you have a lovely family and life. You're right, things are definitely never perfect but it's not too hard to try to be content with life. I'd say for the most part, I'm very content with mine, of course I'd love it if a few things were different, but I think we can all say that on some level.
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