The missing ingredient

I came across this simple, yet really beautiful concept of "okayness" a couple of days ago at Snazzykat, and it's stayed with me since. She defines "okayness" as "the ability to function contentedly as a human being", the thought being that a person's recipe for okayness would include those things they "simply must have in order to feel okay about life."

So I've been thinking about what I would put in my recipe, what I would say I need to be truly content. And honestly? I don't really know. Because no matter what I put in my recipe, the one key ingredient is one that I know I can't have right now. The one thing that would make me (and my heart) sincerely content is gone. All the other ingredients don't seem to matter much without this one simple joy and comfort: having the love of my life to curl up with every night, and knowing he'll be there every morning with his beautiful smile.

Nothing compares to that, and I miss it so much. So I think it'll be a while before I find contentment again.

Where I am: Home
What I'm reading: Christoper Reeve: Actor and Activist by Margaret L. Finn

Comments

Baxter said…
I'm on my own quest for contentment, so I can sympathize to a degree. Hang in there! And congrats on the new position. You'll be awesome, fantastic, wonderful, and a whole bunch of other adjectives that I'm too tired to think of right now ;-)

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