Contentment – Do You Have It?

Relax, Reflect and Refresh for today is Sunday!  Over the last few days, I have had moments of “what if”, thinking the grass is greener on the other side, and comparing myself and my business to others.  The end result has been a less than motivated woman who is in definite need of being refreshed – by the loving arms of God.  All of that being said, I was struggling with a topic for today.

I am not sure how it all started but I am guessing on Wednesday when I had my FIRST home party change to a catalog party.  No big deal, still a party but definitely didn’t fit into my plan for the month.  Thursday seemed to be when it all came to a head.  Did an early morning shift at WaWa which was busy and short so that wasn’t it?  Headed to Weight Watchers where envy, jealousy & doubt hurdled itself into my life.  By the time I got home (up 2 pounds), I was miserable. Don’t get me wrong, I am thrilled for those in my WW family who are loosing and reaching their goals – I am mad at myself for making excuses why I am still sitting at 7 pounds from goal weight.  At home, I was a bear.  Finding fault with hubby and resenting everything.  A change in the day – God’s intervention – had me meeting up with a fellow Thirty One Director where we were able to catch up and share our strengths, hopes & experiences since our last meeting.  Coming home, I realized that I let Satan steal my joy.  I let the Negative Nellie take over focusing on the “what if’s” instead of looking at the blessings in my life.

As I get ready to leave for National Conference in 10 days, the fears keep creeping in and the urge to compare myself to others rears its ugly head.  I was blessed this past year to promote to Director.  I have met some AMAZING women in my journey with Thirty One.  I have a small but mighty team of women who I get the honor of helping them achieve their personal and financial goals.  I didn’t achieve all of the goals that I set last year at National Conference but I came close – reaching 70% of my goals for parties held and annual sales which was a 130% increase over the previous year.  WOW! That puts things in perspective.   My weight loss goal was to be AT goal by the time I walked on stage as a Director at National Conference.  Okay, so I am 7 pounds away with less than 10 days to go.  Realistically, I am not going to make it.  I have however lost a total of 107 pounds to date, at the lowest weight I can remember since college and able to shop without trying things on because I know my size!  Can I add to that, I will have a “pretty smile” because I have overcome my fear of dentist – thank you Dr. Pipitone!

So, as I prepare for conference and travel to HOTLANTA, I will be focusing on 1Corinthians 7:17 “Where you are right now is God’s place for you.  Live and obey and love and believe right there“.  This is not easy for me – the past still rears its ugly head trying to make me feel that I am less than.  Contentment is not the fulfillment of what you want; it is the realization and APPRECIATION of how much you already have.  I am blessed – I have a loving husband, a family that is supportive, an AMAZING daughter, good health; I have a part-time job that works around my Thirty One business; I am working towards financial freedom and growing in my walk with God.  What more could a girl ask for?

Are you content where you are in your life?  Do you have the “what if’s” 0r do you think the grass is greener on the other side?  I challenge you to STOP! Take a moment and write down all of the things that you are grateful for – large and small, material and spiritual, the trials and the blessings for all of these things are God’s gift to you today.

Have a ThirtyOne-derful day.

she believed

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