There is something about this little place, close by where I live, that draws me several times a year, bringing a sense of peace and joy.

Is it the water? the sunstreaks? the sky? the newly mowed grass? the ducks on the water? the quiet? the fresh air? the building? the nearby flowers? the combination?

That sense of peace and joy = contentment and while it’s not always easy to define or explain, I know it when I experience it.

This night, I pray for contentment for those who are troubled, those who are in pain, those who are grieving, those who are frightened, those who worry. May gentle contentment be with them this night. 

© June Maffin