This photo was too funny not to include. 🙂
Have you ever felt like if you were to just do something different you would be happy?
You know… if I just had a new job, I would be happier.
If we moved to this city, I would be happier.
If I got married… if I got divorced… if I had different roommates… if…
I have SO been there. Before I got married, I was a chronic roommate changer. (that’s a real condition you know… okay maybe I made it up). I tallied it up, and I had 32 roommates pre David. 32!!
Why did I have so many?
Well, some were circumstantial. Some moved on naturally as roommates do.
But the real reason is that I was a TERRIBLE roommate. I know. It’s embarrassing for me to admit.
But I was. And instead of admitting that and working on being a better roommate, I would blame it on everyone else and move on to “greener pastures.”
I thought that something new would fix the problem, when in reality I was the problem.
See where I’m going with this?
So often we think that newness will solve everything. Discontentment sinks it’s roots so deeply that you can’t even see it for what it is.
So often we think that the mundane should be avoided.
But there is so much joy to be found in the mundane if we can become content with our surroundings. And if we are so focused on the next big change in our life then we so often miss those beautiful and simple moments that only happen in the mundane.
And if we are constantly moving on to “greener pasture” we never deal with the discontentment. We never deal with the things that we need to change about ourselves. We never grow up and mature. We end up stuck in a cycle of always seeking something new… which means we miss out on so much of life.
So here’s to the mundane! May it ever be a part of what brings us joy.
Disclaimer: I’m not advocating for staying in a situation that is toxic or harmful. If you do find yourself in that type of situation then I urge you to click here for guidance.
Until next time,
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