What’s the word for this feeling?
(Based on a gratitude that I originally posted on 10.28.16 in my “Gratitude Project“)
Today I am grateful that I am (………………..)
What’s the word?
I’ve known what I wanted to express my gratitude for all day today, but I just haven’t been able to come up with the perfect word or sentence to describe it. So I’m just going to start writing and see if I can figure it out by the time I’m done. And if not, maybe you guys can help me. LOL
Bear with me here…
I’ll start with this. It’s a FEELING.
It’s a general feeling of well-being. A feeling that I have pretty much every day…..and have for the past 4 years or so. And it’s a GREAT feeling.
“Content” came to mind. And although I am absolutely content, it doesn’t seem like a strong enough word to describe this feeling. “Content” almost sounds like I’m settling….and I certainly am not.
“Fulfilled” was probably the strongest contender. I’m not sure why that one didn’t feel right either-I think it’s because it didn’t feel complete enough. I’m more fulfilled now than I ever have been in my entire life and I’m so grateful for that, but it’s way more than that.
What’s the word…what’s the word…?
“Satisfied?” Yep. I am. I am satisfied with everything I have and all that I’ve been blessed with. I don’t have it all, but I want for nothing. Sure, I’d love to live in a different body sometimes, but a large reason why I’m fulfilled is due to this broken body of mine. So I actually wouldn’t change it. How crazy is that?
Is that the word? “Satisfied?” Perhaps that’s the best fit, but in a way, it also feels incomplete. Maybe now I’m being nitpicky, but to me, “satisfied” seems so final – like I’ve gotten everything that I could ever want in this life (and I’m NOT talking material things), so now I’m satisfied. I can be done.
Nah….that’s not exactly it.
So here’s what I’m left with: A very mindful feeling that, in this very moment, I feel content, loved, satisfied, blessed, fulfilled, and have a very deep sense of well-being and gratitude.
I’ve got it!!!! I think I’ve got it!!!!!
I think the all-encompassing word is “HAPPY.”
I’m happy. 🙂
And I hope you all are too. 🙂
RETRO COMMERCIAL OF THE POST!!!
Who remembers this one with Heather Locklear circa 1982?