In the latest column by UTMB’s Dr. Victor S. Sierpina: Being content is very much a mindful state of being in the present. It is accepting what we are, who we are and what we have as enough. This does not mean that we have no goals or dreams or that we somehow sit back and let life pass us by. On the contrary, from a state of contentment, we can be more objective about what is really important in our lives, what we really need.