I heard someone mention recently that they wanted quality in their life. I’ve heard the phrase “quality of life” used when talking about illness, and I know what means to have your work performance evaluated for quality. Exactly what having quality in your life means wasn’t as clear to me.
So I looked up the definition of quality. Excellence, superiority, and high social status stood out to me throughout. Excellence is open to interpretation; superiority isn’t all it’s cracked up to be; and high social status is just too much work. It’s like striving for perfection when we all know there’s no such thing as perfect. Until you realize this, you’re setting yourself up for disappointment. I’d rather choose contentment. (See Psalm 145)
Being content doesn’t have to mean you’re settling. I think that if you combine that contentment with gratitude, that is quality. “This is the day the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it” (Psalm 118:24) I want joy in my life.
Where are you on this spectrum? Are you searching for something more, or are you content with your life?