Sunday's Share #6

Sunday, May 2, 2010
As some of you know, we are at a stage in life where we are approaching a crossroads. Should we stay or should we go? That is basically what it comes down to.
Homeschooling? School?
Auckland? Christchurch?
Country? Town?
New House? Old House?
Keep the Mortgage? Get a smaller house?
Church? Which church?
Family Support? Independence?
Complicated friendships? Uncomplicated friendships?

As you can see, we have lots to think about.  We're not there yet. We still haven't decided. We're just taking one day at a time. Wait and see. "Something will turn up", as Mr. Macawber says (from Dickens' David Copperfield).

So I have been contemplating contentment this week. To stop thinking about the future. To think about now. To think about today. To be in today as though everyday for the rest of my life will be like this.

This photo was taken earlier this year in Auckland while we were on holiday. I was content then. My world was happy and settled and the year stretched before me with the anticipated pleasure of the happy unknown.

"A contented heart is an even sea in the midst of all storms."
- Unknown

"God may allow His servant to succeed when He has disciplined him to a point where he does not need to succeed to be happy. The man who is elated by success and is cast down by failure is still a carnal man. At best his fruit will have a worm in it."
- A. W. Tozer

"We may pass violets looking for roses. We may pass contentment looking for victory."
- Unknown


Anonymous said...

What a lovely pic, and what profound quotes.

Lots of decisions to face - yet you are so right, it is easy to overlook the "now" when wondering what to do next.

Will be praying for peace for you and your family through this process.

Thanks for sharing!

patty said...

visiting from cate's and yes... what a lovely post. even tho all of those unknowns would seem to cause stress, your post seems so peaceful and at ease. wishing you strength & wisdom as you make your choices...

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