During this series, I'll be participating in Kate Motaung's Five-Minute Fridays. She issues a one-word prompt to inspire five minutes of writing. These short posts may not be anything spectacular, because the purpose is to write and post, without over thinking (or even that much editing). So we'll let this be what it is, and I'll see what I can do about tying in each prompt into my theme of living contentedly.
When you settle for something, essentially you're choosing apathy. And as we've discussed earlier this week, contented living is not settling. Contented living is not apathetic. In fact, living contentedly requires you to care immensely about your life, your choices, and your mentality.
Contented living requires us to care so much that sometimes it could seem overwhelming. We have to care enough to choose different thoughts and different actions. We have to care enough to approach our entire lives differently. We have to care enough to find that balance of acceptance and action.
Today I care about how my emotions affect my family, about how my contentedness impacts those around me. I care about emotional accountability, and I care about my attitude. I care about my blessings and my trials. Every moment of contented living is a moment of caring.
This post is part of a 31-day series on contented living. You can find the other posts here.