...for I have learned how to becontent
(satisfied to the point where I am not disturbed or disquieted)
in whatever state I am.
Philippians 4:7
Are We Having Fun Yet?
Ah, a question often used sarcastically when we are in situations that are boring, silly, irritating, a waste of time, and definitely not fun.   How often we complain about the silliest of things that we cannot change.  In a traffic jam, completely surrounded by cars, when there is absolutely no way out, why is it that we beat our steering wheels, honk our horns, and fret about all the places we are going to get to late?  If the situation we are in cannot be changed, we might as well relax and enjoy it.  Turn the radio up and sing along, count how many blue cars are in the traffic jam, how many red trucks? Find a way to relax and enjoy the jams you are in. There is most likely something you can learn from whatever the situation you are in that seems absolutely hopeless. Someone much smarter than I once said, "Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it."
As I grow older and older still I look back on life and think of so many things I could have done differently.  Yet, I try very hard not to regret, for I know each moment helped get me to where I am today. There have been a lot of lessons learned the hard way, but thanks be to God they have been learned.  I made it through and am still here to attempt to live each day a little fuller than the one before.  Another quote I love is this, "What a wonderful life I've had, I only wish I had realized it sooner!"
Today I encourage you to enjoy your life a little more than you did yesterday. Learn to laugh in whatever situation you seem to be stuck in. Don't regret your past... reflect on things you have learned from it. You can quote me on that one.
 More quotes..."It is never too late to be what you might have been."  And this one from Michael Jordan..."I can accept failure. Everyone fails at something. But I can't accept not trying." Oh and as for traffic jams, relax and enjoy for  Garfield once said," The sooner we make a schedule¸ the faster we get behind."