Being happy doesn't mean that everything is perfect. It means you've decided to look beyond the imperfections.
September 10th - contentment
The true meaning of contentment is being satisfied with what you have and with who you are - right now.
There are three things about us that significantly shape the course of our lives: what we think, what we feel, and what we want. The way in which we handle our thoughts, our feelings, and our desires determines not only our path but whether that path is joyful and fulfilling or fraught with discontentment.
Content makes poor men rich; discontentment makes rich men poor.
Contentment means my happiness is not dependent upon circumstances. We're constantly comparing and comparing causes discontent. Our happiness isn't dependent on how much or how little we've got. If you don't learn contentment, you'll never be happy. You'll always want more.
If you haven’t learned to enjoy the little things, your well being will parallel your life’s circumstances. Every time something goes wrong, you’ll feel deeply unhappy. Happiness is about how you interpret what’s in front of you. How proud you are of the way you live your life. How willing you are to enjoy simple pleasures, even if things aren’t perfect.
Contentment is not the fulfillment of what you want, but the realization of how much you already have.