In the midst of life and all that is happening in the world finding contentment may be a challenge.

I am discovering it in the quiet of  a lovely afternoon of rest...

In the beauty of the moment that gives me time to take pause...

and find delight in a furry thief that makes me smile.

How about you?  Are you finding contentment in this time and place in the world?  Hoping you are.

Have a blessed week.



"...I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances."  Phil. 4:11 b (NIV) 


  1. Debbie, Your post is simple and effective. I love the photos and your thought about contentment. We are appreciating these quiet days in our household. Busy with gardening and enjoying the beauty of nature as it unfolds around us. Hope you have a wonderful week ahead. Brenda xox

  2. Morning Deb ... yes, the more we are 'still' - the more grateful we can be -- I find myself giving thanks for the smallest things these days-- what a gift ... hope your week is terrific!

  3. Lovley photos to start off the week. Thank you Debbie

  4. Yes, the quiet of a lovely afternoon always brings contentment. Isn't it funny how the squirrels seem to enjoy the birds' food too. The pink flowers are so pretty, and such a soft color. How fun for your dog that he has all that space to roam.

    This verse is very special. And a wonderful reminder. Have a nice week, Debbie.


  5. Thanks for showing us that in the midst of what is going on, there are many things to be content with. We are surrounded by beauty and nature that is so inspiring. Enjoy your week, my friend.

  6. As we all must do. Relax, take things as they come. Do our best. Cheers and have a great week.

  7. Your words and photos bring so much peace to this crazy world we are living in right now. Thank you for sharing love and light!
    I'm in from taking a break working in my garden and I'm reinspired now to get out there and get done so I too can get a breather this evening... You know how it is... that delight when things are done and you're on the porch with a glass of ice water taking it all in... those squirrels and birds and special sacred little moments... the pause.

  8. Beautiful! Hugs back to you!

  9. Keeping your feet firmly on the ground and enjoying the moment here and now is surely the best way to live...always . Wishing you a lovely week .

  10. Lovely sharing dear Debbie

    These views are serene and beautiful indeed

    Contentment is gift for pondering heart that looks for him in the display of nature

  11. Oh my-such an apt post for me. I feel I am in a wilderness phase right now, but I also see God doing things that wouldn't be the same if I weren't in such a place. A good dog (or two) or a goose (!) are always nice for hugs. It's also very good to have blog friends.

  12. Finally we're having wonderful weather to relax and enjoy everything around us... thank goodness, no masks needed in the I only wish my Bambi (chi/weenie) is doing well in the vet getting treatments for heartworm. I'll be better tomorrow when I pick her up...praying she's okay. Sending you hugs, my friend!!

  13. You know, Debbie, sometimes I think of you like a poem...a blossom...a delicate watercolor...I get so much inspiration from your gentle way of being in the world...yes, finding contentment in simplicity...Sometimes I am able to do this more than at other means re-connecting with the spirit...God's way...

  14. Beautiful photos are displayed here, thank you for that. Greetings from Indonesia.

  15. Thank you for this place of peace :). I am so very lucky to have a safe and comfortable place to retreat to when needed. Is the pink flower a peony?

  16. Yes, contentment....what a lovely thought.
    Your pictures reflect that thought, one we all so desperately seek in these troubled times.

  17. Hi Debbie,
    Simplicity at it's best! Love your photos.
    I find contentment in my garden.
    Thank you for sharing a little part of your world.


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