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. W. Tozer