If I had to choose, I’d choose contentment over happiness. I’m not saying I want to choose, I like both, but they are a bit different.  

Happiness has more implications of pleasure, joy or exhilaration in the moment. Like:  I’m happy when X happens. I’m happy when I feel Y. I’m happy when U do X. (That’s as far as I’ll go with my elementary math!)

Contentment is a general, more peaceful, omnipresent kind of happiness that is subtly marked by peace of mind, and a sense of well-being and optimism. Contentment has little to do with getting, having, happening or any other predisposing factor that impacts my state of being in the moment or overall with time. 

I like being happy and contented, but I find my happiness is within moments and sometimes fleeting. My contentment stems from who I am and how that enables me to interact with others and the situations and circumstances within the world-at-large on a constant basis. 

What do you think? 

Silver Disobedience® philosophy believes all healthy relationships begin with self-awareness. I’m @DianGriesel aka @SilverDisobedience ✨ I am a Perception Analyst and I wrote The Silver Disobedience Playbook. Here, I share my Daily Meditations for other Ageless, Passionate & Curious People.  More info in my bio, my websites and at Wilhelmina New York