By Valencia Roner (http://whyblackwomenareangry.blogspot.com)
What is the one thing women want today more than anything else? They want to be happy. They want to be content.
My favorite Bible scripture comes from Philippians 4:11: "For I have learned, in whatever state I am, to be content."
"What does it take for a woman like me to be content, no matter what?" Since asking myself this question 2 ½ years ago, I have made it my life’s mission to know contentment while also helping others know it for themselves.
So, who exactly is a Content Woman?
First of all, she is really O.K. with who she is, where she is, in life. And if not, she’s not afraid to do something about it.
A Content Woman is so secure with herself, she won’t allow negative outside influences to override the peace and contentment she cherishes.
Next, she loves being happy and she loves to laugh. She focuses on those things, activities and people that contribute to and supports happiness. She tends to do what she loves for a living.
A Content Woman is a woman who has made a commitment to being at peace with God. She knows all life challenges are temporary and not intended to last.
While embracing the efforts to be kind and loving to all, a Content Woman is no push over. The worse thing anyone can do is take a Content Woman’s kindness for weakness.
She knows how to communicate with difficult people who insist on trying to disrupt her life. A Content Woman does not allow things outside of her to define who she is whether it is a job, money or people.
She’s comfortable with setting boundaries when it comes to how people treat her. Disrespect and mistreatment are not acceptable. When someone insists on being disrespectful, the Content Woman walks away or ends a phone conversation by politely hanging up.
She enjoys paying compliments to others. A Content Woman is content with showing love to others without compromising herself.
A Content Woman is extremely comfortable in the fact that she does not have the answers to all of life’s mysteries. She knows that each and every one of us are the mere sum total of our experiences and believes we all are really doing the best we can to get from one day to the next.
A Content Woman seeks to live a life of spiritual truth, dealing only in things that are real. Fake and phony circumstances and people do not attract her although she is committed to loving people where they are.
Finally, a Content Woman lives a life of trust. She trusts life and its process. With sound wisdom, she trusts the humanity of all people. A Content Woman also trusts and loves God unconditionally because she knows it is his favor that has allowed her to make it this
far in life.
To know and trust one’s self is to know peace.
Hello, Content Woman.
Valencia Roner is the host of the Content Black Woman Show, the #1 Current Events Program on BlogTalkRadio.com. She is the creator of the popular blog Why Black Women Are Angry (http://whyblackwomenareangry.blogspot.com) – a blog committed to combating the stereotype of the "Angry Black Woman". She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.