The simplicity of contentment is one way to push pause on the whirlwinds of life. Although this contentment can be found in the innocence of childhood, it is not age dependent. This kind of contentment can be found in nature. It involves standing back from the complexity of life, recognizing the obstacles, and looking past them. This type of vision can be found in faith. It is a state of mind and a type of heart focus. It is a place that generates contentment and trust regardless of circumstance.
We often seek this perspective in the summertime. The sea, the breeze, the sky, a sunny day, and the beauty of these things, can draw us close to a new perspective.
The birds’ carefree song, a flower’s pleasant fragrance, and the beauty of life can bring a new sense of well-being.
Take time to focus on the beauty of God’s creation. This can happen just by pausing the daily routine. Prayer, a meditation on God’s word, and a walk outside can quickly bring back a sense of the goodness of life.