I posted a few instagram photos about The Contentment Challenge last week, and wanted to explain what this challenge is all about:)
Nancey Ray, a sweet blogger I
Fast forward a few months and I start seeing this challenge surface on my instagram, especially from another of my daily reads, Katie O'Keefe! The more I saw this challenge surfacing, the more it weighed on my heart. I am not a frivolous shopper or extreme purchaser of accessories, but I did notice a pattern starting - I was no longer being intentional about what I was purchasing or appreciating what I already had. I didn't like that. This year one of my goals was to continually work toward a grateful and content heart. I want to be a woman of joy, and joy comes from contentment and contentment stems from gratitude, and gratitude leads back to.......joy. Ask Ann Vonskomp, she said so :)
On that note, I accepted the challenge!
I am currently a few weeks into this challenge and am already starting to see my priorities shift - and I like it! I want the next 3 months to be dedicated to Intentional living. Where my focus is not on what I want, but on what I have. Where I begin to clear the clutter and learn to give, instead of just receive. I think a big mistake I have made over the years is believing that in searching for yourself and your own desires, you find yourself; but rather, it is when we lose ourselves, we truly find ourselves. It is in letting go of us and giving, that we find that fulfillment in life we all seek. So three cheers to the next few months of giving, instead of receiving, purchasing, and wanting. And one big good luck cheer that I make it through :)
I will keep you posted on the next few months and would love for you to join in. Below is what this Contentment Challenge is all about via Nancy Ray: