Happy October! Now that we’ve started the first “full” month of the new season, it really feels like fall to me.
I’m writing about contentment today.
I’ve never had a desire for great excitement or daily adrenaline rushes. I’ve just wanted peace.
For me, peace is a contentment with life. It’s not a life where everything is necessarily going well, or where I’ve reached big goals.
It’s a sense of well-being, a belief that whatever life throws at me, I will handle. It’s the ability to enjoy the moment while moving toward accomplishments I’m passionate about.
I’m feeling more like that lately. With the help of my husband, my cat, my mental health treatment, the people in my day-to-day life, and you, dear readers, I am sturdier on this path I’m on.
I’m not expecting all smooth sailing up ahead. I have far to go and more battles, I’m sure.
But I am believing more in myself and my ability to build that big life—which is really a full life—that I’ve wanted.
Nature is one of the ways I connect to life. I feel a part of something bigger. Even the little bits of nature are beautiful to me.
On that note, can you stand a couple more photos of acorns?
It’s raining acorns here. At least, that what it sometimes sounds like. I sat in the car the other day and just listened to them fall, bouncing on the driveway and ground.
Larry continues to work on gathering them and getting them off the driveway. I loved this pile he made. It looks like the perfect supply for some hungry squirrels or deer.
I noticed an acorn lying flat on the bricks outside the door on my way to work one morning. That evening, I picked it up and was fascinated by the view of the inside of an acorn. In this photo, Larry is holding it up for me to get the shot.
Knitting is still going on inside the house. I bought a larger size pair of needles and some chunky yarn and started another scarf. This one is blue, a color Larry picked out. I love the flow of the bigger needles and yarn.
I’ve been feeling more content lately, and for that, I am thankful.
What has been making you content lately?