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Being Content With What I Have

Published May 31, 2015 by lynn k scott

My life has not been a smooth journey.  I believe it’s true, as you get older, you start reflecting on your life.  You look back and see decisions you have made, where those decisions have taken you and what you have done, up to this moment in time.

Tomorrow is June 1st.  I tend to reflect more in June than any other month.  I have vowed to myself, to work with being content with what I have and not what I want.  It’s not always an easy goal to attain.

As I type from my kitchen table, I look up and see my onion/potato bin.  (I’ll have to add the picture later; my daughter has hijacked my phone – again.)  the onion/potato bin was given to me by a friend about a year or so ago.  She was originally trying to sell it, as she repurposes furniture, but gave it to me instead.

I fell in love with it as soon I saw it for sale.  Sadly, $80 wasn’t in the budget, but I admired it through her pictures. Something about it reminded me of my childhood.  I honestly am not sure why, as we didn’t have one growing up, but it still captured a warm feeling every time I look upon it.

The bin sits in the corner of the dining room.  The top holding the onions and the bottom holding the potatoes.  The wire mesh on the front of the bin, gives a sneak peak as to the contents.  I suppose the bin resonates “simplicity”.  It’s a piece of wood, a couple latches and knobs and keeps the onions and potatoes off the ground and separated from one another.

Why am I carrying on about a onion/potato bin?  Not quite sure, really.  With being content with what I have, that simple bin tells me I have friends who care.  I take food from the bin to prepare for my family.  It’s not high-tech, it’s not fancy, but it’s enough.

I work hard to apply this concept to other areas of my life.  It’s difficult.  I stumble often in this pursuit.  My house is smaller than I like, but it’s mine.  My kitchen could be bigger, but it has what I need to feed us.  The bedrooms could be larger and there could be more of them, but we have a comfortable place to sleep.  For this, I appreciate my home.

I hope the trials that I will soon be facing, will allow me to continue to be content with what I have.  I am grateful for what I have and will take life as it comes and with what it brings.

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Pleasant Surprise

Published March 10, 2015 by lynn k scott

It was a really bad afternoon.  I reiterate, in case you missed previous posts, I LOATHE the medical profession and all it stands for.  One of my coworkers wanted to be funny as I was leaving the office.  He made a “cute” comment.  I was just about at the door, shades on, defeated after the afternoon’s events and just said “bite me”.  Can I say that?  Technically, no.  Yet, considering how the office runs, I can definitely get away with it.  The guys responded with “OOOH” and laughter followed.

I arrive home and a vehicle drives past and stops across the street from my house.  I’m thinking, “now what?”.  Turns out, it’s a local friend I actually met on Facebook.  We’ve had a few interactions and I was able to gift her a few things for her girls. The items had been gifted to me and I just wanted to pass them along to someone who could use them.  We had wanted to sit down and chat at some point, but Life had different plans for us and the months passed before we knew it.

Turns out, she’ll be on my street more as there is a new daycare here.  We had a few minutes to say “hi”, swap a few “issues” we each were addressing and just lending an ear to each other.  It wasn’t much, but it was such a pleasant surprise.  Simple in the approach, but invaluable in its meaning.  I didn’t realize how much I needed just to commute with; another adult who had semblance of understanding and compassion.

Very grateful for the simple things in this world.

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