I wish I were

Sufficiently content in my life that I wouldn’t wish for anything to be different.

I struggle to remind myself that discontent is not only normal, but an adaptation to normal changes in life, a necessary prerequisite to positive change. A friend once observed that friction makes pearls and pressure creates diamonds. As Peter McWilliams wrote, “Comfort zones are most often expanded through discomfort… Be willing to be uncomfortable. Be comfortable being uncomfortable. It may get tough, but it’s a small price to pay for living a dream.”

From Lori Duschene at her excellent blog Tiny Buddha, “When I look back at the most fulfilling parts of my life, I realize most of them took me completely by surprise. I may not have gotten everything I wanted, but I’ve wanted what I’ve gotten more than often enough to compensate. The unknown may have provided some heartache, but it’s also provided adventure and excitement.”

Nothing too profound, but something worth remembering.

7 Comments on “I wish I were”

  1. nrhatch says:

    I’ve read about 10 submissions to the DP Challenge. This is the best yet. By far!

    Write on!

  2. annetjiesepoems says:

    I need stuff like this to remind me why I keep on trying. Thank you.

  3. marymtf says:

    You say, ‘I may not have gotten everything I wanted, but I’ve wanted what I’ve gotten more than often enough to compensate.’ That’s a terrific line and a pretty positive outlook.

  4. nrhatch says:

    Hope you’re in good Spirits today. :shcok:

    If you want a different kind of challenge to focus on, you might enjoy this Halloween contest.
    If you win . . . 5 shiny new autographed children’s books!

    You can find the details, and my entry, here:

    Your story must be 100 words or less and Susannah gave us the first 3 ~ witch, bat, and “trick or treat.”

    Be judicious.
    Slash and dash.

    It is Halloween after all!

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