I’m dissatisfied. That’s why I always raise the bar higher. And higher.
This realization happened last weekend while touring a friend’s new custom home.
My head turned from side to side; taking in the high-end finishes, rooms decorated to perfection, and the sweeping mountain views. With so much to see, I wasn’t completely listening to my friend.
When I finally focused on her words, I realized that she was talking about all the negatives of her new home.
Pointing at the backsplash that hung over the marble countertop she said, “I really don’t like the tile. I plan to tear it out and replace it.”
“I love the kitchen backsplash.”
We walked into the living room as she nonchalantly stated, “The living room is way too small.”
“David says that it takes building the same house two or three times before you can build it just right,” I replied.
“I agree with him. We even misplaced the windows. You have to stand on your tiptoes to see the mountains from the second floor.”
“I can see the views without standing on my tiptoes.”
On the drive home, I wondered why I was so irritated. Why was she so discontent?
Then, the familiar whisper to my soul; How is she different from you?
“She just is!” I replied in a childish voice.
But the truth is, I saw my reflection of dissatisfaction. So I considered how to be more content.
- Look at the “backsplash” of your life—everything composed of your past— as a masterpiece. All that you have done thus far—the accomplishments and the regrets—let them shape your story into a remarkable work of art.
“ A masterpiece serves as a window to the past.” Gabrielle Euvino
- Don’t look at things as too small, but choose to see how infinite our God is. “Great is our Lord and mighty in power; his understanding has no limit.” Psalm 147:5
- Enjoy your view without moving or standing on your toes. Seeing from His perspective is key.
Join me today, by looking into the mirror of contentment. Will you?
What perspective change do you need today?