Wednesday, March 16, 2011

The Fight: Contentment

From time to time there is a tug of war that goes on within me. You know the old battle between gotta do more and be more versus appreciating the life I have.

Some people seem to manage these two beasts from within quite well. I am keenly aware however that there is another percentage, like me, who participate in this battle all too often.

Sometimes I want to blame someone for this feeling. But those of you who’ve read my blog know I don’t participate in the blame game. I’m of the mind that we create our own perceptions and therefore we either create unrest or happiness.

Perhaps if you are like me you tend to interweave with two; unrest and happiness. I appreciate things around me but simultaneously focus on what else can be learned, accomplished or obtained.


And perhaps we need both.

Sometimes we need to be jerked out of our lovely lives and into something uncomfortable and hard. These times teach us about humanity and they teach us about ourselves. These times are defining moments.

Sometimes it’s okay to sit back and let your heart smile knowing you’ve paid your dues and given your best.

So perhaps the battle will continue on because one without the other just wouldn’t be as sweet.

How do you fight the fight?

    
A big thank you to Mama Hen from the Nestwork for the feature on this article!

28 comments:

  1. Hi! I'm a new follower from the blog hop and would love it if you'd check out my new blog at http://www.formulamom.com! Have a great day!

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  2. Great blog. I'll definitely visit again. Following you from the Fab Friends Thursday Blog Hop. Hope you'll visit my site as well. http://cherishedhandmadetreasures.blogspot.com/

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  3. Awesome blog! Beautiful pics :-)
    I'm your new follower on GFC.
    So glad I found you with the hop!
    You can reach me at:
    http://rominagarciamartyrhood.blogspot.com/

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  4. wooohooo, so happy you're being featured :)

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  5. Hi! Cute blog!! Congrats on being featured!
    I'm following from the Fab Friends Thursday Blog Hop! Would love a follow back ^_^ scathingweekly.blogspot.com - a celebration of great books and scathing reviews of those that (contrary to popular opinion) are not!

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  6. Congrats...excited to read the rest! Hope all is well!

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  7. Thank you TV for doing the article for the Nestwork. I love that about you - not playing the blame game. You have such a great perspective on things and you always try to take a look at things and not jump to opinions. Have a great night my friend!

    Mama Hen

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  8. Congratulations on being featured and Happy St. Patrick's Day!! I'm participating in the Fab Friends Thursday Blog hop and I’m now the newest follower of your great site. Hope you have a chance to check out my blog, have a look around and hopefully follow me back!!
    Monica
    http://oldermommystillyummy.blogspot.com/

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  9. Congratulations TV. I'm heading over to Mama's Little Nestwork right now!

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  10. Your blog is really nice! I love it :D your baby girl is sweet too :D

    Thank you for following my blog. I am your new GFC friend :D
    Hope to see more nice posts!
    Enjoy your weekend

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  11. Following from the bloghop. Would love a follow back at http://ttowntiffany.blogspot.com Thanks!

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  12. Newest follower from the Fab Friends Thursday Blog Hop.
    Please stop by my blog and return the follow.
    http://slepperymind.blogspot.com
    Thanks! :)

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  13. I am following you (suelee1998) from the blog hop, you have a great site. Would you please follow me back? http://susansdisneyfamily.blogspot.com/
    thank you :)

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  14. Following you from the blog hop, love your site and look forward to coming back :)

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  15. Hi, I'm following from Fab Friends Thursday blog hop! If you have a chance stop by and say HI at http://wedemeyerfamily.blogspot.com/

    Congrats on being featured!

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  16. Hi there...following you back for Fab Friends! Super cute blog! Have a great day! :)

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  17. great blog! i'm a new follower from the hop. love ray lamontagne, too :)

    cheers,
    suz from Well to Do

    http://welltodoyou.blogspot.com/

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  18. I'm following you back from the TH Fab Hop! I love your blog and your daughter is beautiful. :)

    Have a great night!
    Mickey
    www.ahelicoptermom.com

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  19. Cool feature! Stopping by from the All that Glitters blog hop and wanted to say a quick hello! KLV is just too cute for words. I love the 'Goodnight Moon' photo, that is my all time favorite kids book!

    http://www.adayinthelifeofahockeywife.com

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  20. Hey there! I am following you back now! :) I love your blog! :) Your daughter looks adorable! :)

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  21. Have a great weekend TV! :)

    Mama Hen

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  22. Congrats on the feature! Great insight, and I love your photos and music choices. :) Following you back!

    Gabby
    The Late, Young Family

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  23. Hi, thanks for visiting my site - now following back!

    -henry happened

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  24. Congrats TV!! You are so deserving of this feature! Insightful article.

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  25. I'm following you from Fab Friends thursday blog hop, Please come on over when you get a moment, I would love for you to follow me back
    thank you
    http://www.shopping2scale.blogspot.com

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  26. Congrats on your feature! I will have to read it! What is it they always say...appreciation for what you have is spoiled by wanting more. I try and remember that! There is great contentment in being happy with what you have and where you are.

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  27. Sometimes I just get tired of the battle and sit down with a bag of chips and watch too much television.

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