Among the Aces & Queens bets, Bb. Pilipinas 2014 1st Runner-Up Laura Victoria Lehmann is considered the baby of the group and the one who approached the whole pageant experience with wide-eyed enthusiasm and wonder. And when she found herself moving up the ladder during the finals and eventually securing a spot in the Top 7, the reaction she showed was so delightfully genuine. In fact, she was all set to beautifully charge everything to experience and possibly return to her schooling in the US. Hence, there was no difficulty in dishing out the feeling of contentment now that she has gotten even much more than what she initially bargained for.
Contentment is at its best when looked at as a rare gem co-equal in value with happiness. When a person harbors such blissful emotion, there is an underlying avoidance of unnecessary stress which can only complicate situations if endlessly pursued.
But truly, how much is enough to be content? I am now led to share another anec-quote from Khaled Hosseini who is the author of the bestselling-book-turned-into-a-movie The Kite Runner. He states, “That same night, I wrote my first short story. It took me thirty minutes. It was a dark little tale about a man who found a magic cup and learned that if he wept into the cup, his tears turned into pearls. But even though he had always been poor, he was a happy man and rarely shed a tear. So he found ways to make himself sad so that his tears could make him rich. As the pearls piled up, so did his greed grow. The story ended with the man sitting on a mountain of pearls, knife in hand, weeping helplessly into the cup with his beloved wife’s slain body in his arms.”
Big shout-out to Laura! I know you’ll be reading this. :-D