May 13, 2019

Life This Week 13/5/2019: Contentment Is...

Contentment is ....

witnessing the sun rise over another fabulous day in this beautiful city I call home.  The colours of the sky, the freshness to the air, the boats gently bobbing on the water that sense of collective anticipation of others who were out and about with me as they began their commute, morning run or preparations to board their boats.

It doesn't matter that after witnessing this I ran straight into the 6am local peak hour traffic before battling with on the blink traffic lights on the way to school drop off.  One driver from that peak hour rush hustled for street parking right by my back gate and promptly arranged my bins neatly for collection after he parked.  The local police were calm and friendly as they helped herd frazzled parents and commuters safely through that intersection where the lights were failing. 

I had that sunrise related contentment on my mind and that helped me reframe the minor inconveniences of the rest of the day.


  1. I often think it's the little things that affect us the most. Sunrises and sunsets are just my favourite with a stretch of blue sky coming a close second!

  2. Early morning is such a special time SSG and a sunrise can really start your day with beauty and yes contentment. Good for you carrying your contented thoughts throughout the day. You do live in a beautiful city. Have a great week and visiting from #lifethisweek

  3. Life is full of little joys isn't it SSG? I'm glad you found yours in amongst the frazzle of early morning commuter upheavals x

  4. Nothing beats sunrises and sunsets as far as nature is concerned. Savouring those moments can bring so much contentment in our lives. Beautiful pic SSG!

  5. Lovely shot and good on your for staying calm! Contentment is sometimes fleeting :) #lifethiswek

  6. Very nice photo, SSG, and great frame of mind. #lifethisweek

  7. How rude are some people once they are behind the wheels of a vehicle. That sort of 'rearranging' your bins is annoying AND a quick way to forget contentment! Yes, it is awful when traffic lights fail but it happens. Good on the police!

    Thanks for sharing on #lifethisweek and next week's optional prompt is 20/51 Share Your Snaps #4 20/5/19 so do join in! Denyse


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