How to Develop Contentment

1. Spend time with contented people, and those who are grateful for what they have in life.

2. Choose to celebrate the good things in life, even when things are tough, or much harder than you’d like.

3. Brighten up the lives of others you encounter with random acts of kindness – and helping when you can.

4. Be the kind of person who often “plays it forward” and is caring, understanding, patient, warm and generous.

5. Live in the moment and just enjoy “right now” – and be fully present with the people in your life.

6. Think of all the people who have helped along the way, and added to your life, or have been a source of joy.

7. Make a list of all the list things that you are thankful for – from a sunset, to hot chocolate, to a warm bed to sleep in.

It’s getting close to the end of SLFL and I’m praying that these boys who have been working just about non-stop for the last 4-5 years finally get a break. A break where they can spend time with their families without having to watch the clock or count down the number of days before they have to fly out again, a break where they can go and hang out with their friends that they haven’t seen for months, maybe even years, a break where they can stay in bed all day and not feel bad about it, a break where they get to be on their own, go out and explore, stay in and watch crapy daytime TV and fall asleep on the couch. A break they deserve.