Content with Content

13 May

I love Dairy Queen and Diet Pepsi.  In excess, neither of them is particularly good for me, but indulging in the forbidden now and then is enjoyable.

In my normal environment, I choose not to test the limits of my willpower and deliberately restrict access to both of these.  However, I recently found myself staying in a hotel where DQ guarded the entrance to the food court and Diet Pepsi was on sale (half price!).

Indulging seemed like a good idea at the time.  Because I don’t do this often, once should have been enough, but it wasn’t.  That test of willpower, remember?  A two-day bellyache redefined the term “intestinal” fortitude and reminded me that, although I got what I wanted, I also got some things I didn’t want.

And you know what?  I’m okay with that.  I am content.  I made a choice and I am content with both the content and the consequences of that choice.  After all, I did enjoy the ice cream and I enjoyed the soda, too.  I wasn’t thrilled with the rest of it, but it was my choice.  No one forced me.  It didn’t happen to me.  I made it happen, and I alone am responsible for the consequences of my actions.

Accepting the content of your life and your life choices leads to contentment.


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