oh man. So, last night, watched grave of fireflies again! that movie. it’s got me all thinky.
One of the most exciting and terrifying thoughts i’ve had this week is just how quickly things can get awesome, and how quickly things can fall apart. Maybe those moments when nothing is happening are actually the moments I should actually be cherishing, and be thankful for. Change is right around the corner, for better or for worse.
Have a great Tuesday everyone! and don’t watch grave of fireflies if you want to be care-free.
It occurs to me that this comic may be a good metaphor for how finding contentment in life may look to others who are discontent. You should know, for your own sanity, that when i drive up steep hills on my scooter, i move over to the shoulder and let others pass me. I do enjoy getting swept up in the moment of driving exactly 55 kmph, my scooter is a 2004 honda ruckus, and that was deemed “Fast enough” in 2004 i guess. New ruckus’ go up to 65, and yamaha speed-restricted scooters go up to 70, but whatever. Sometimes, speed is more of a feeling and less of a number. …unless you’re going up a steep hill. Then speed is something i don’t really like to talk about.
Anyways, have a good thursday!
The secret to contentment is that it’s much easier just to be selfish and materialistic and consumeristic and just feed that beast. Contentment takes work. If I’m being honest, I have traditionally thought of and lived out contentment as a state that is achieved once all my desires are fulfilled… As soon as I have a desire, I wanna fulfill it so that I can return to my content state… but what happens to fulfill that desire is the antithesis of contentment. Contentment is a state of happiness and satisfaction, but it’ll never last without a lot of denying one’s self and learning how to be OK not having everything one desires.
Today is CANADIAN THANKSGIVING! I find myself being thankful for what I have, but still wanting more. I am not ok with this assessment… and so I will pray for contentment. I have plenty. My manna heap is big enough, i don’t want it to start rotting.