I'm feeling so content lately that it makes me excited! I don't know if the two emotions go together, they do describe totally different feelings, but I'm just saying...it's how I feel. It's a good thing.
I'll give you the most recent example of this feeling. My children, grand's, sister in law and niece came over and decorated our house for Christmas They put up, and beautifully decorated two trees, and the fireplace mantle. Normally, I would be happy they did it all, but when they left I would re-do it, no matter how wonderful it looked. You know, kind of like reloading the dishwasher after my husband loads it. Not this time.
Hal and I just sat back and looked at the beautiful job they did and not only felt thankful, but content. Wow!
Another example. I hosted Thanksgiving at our place this year. Although I love to do it, in the past I have gotten frazzled from over-planning. This year it was total peace and joy, even though I bought a few wrong groceries, LOL!
Just when I thought I had experienced all seasons of my life, I'm finding a new one, and it makes me excited. Some things are just perfect as they are, some things will not be, that's life. We can choose our reaction. Speaking for myself, this new season of contentment is exciting - oh, and I no longer reload the dishwasher!
~It is well with my soul