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What my son's kindergarten class taught me about contentment

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When was the last time you felt satisfied with your life?

I’m serious.

A couple of weeks ago, I volunteered in my son’s kindergarten classroom and offered a mini-lesson on contentment.

It was painfully convicting.


The most common responses from the kids when asked about what they were thankful for?

“Mom” and “my house”.

My new identity as a stay-at-home mother was activated and it whispered the following three words:

You are enough.

And, yet, we are entering the seemingly unending season of distraction…and comparison.

But, I think our littles have some pretty fantastic advice:

Stop obsessing over your waistline.
Stop laboring over the perfect fall mantle.
Stop telling yourself that you suck as a mother.

Because every minute we waste in that defeated thinking robs us of the love we were made to give.

So, if you’re already feeling a little behind or tired in this season, what I want to offer is this:

Happiness is what we do with what we have.

So, put on those yoga pants.
Throw up a messy bun.

And snuggle close to the living, breathing blessings in your life.

(That’s where you’ll find the meaning.)

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