The whole idea of contentment has been on my mind for a while.  There is so much that could be said! But for now, I was encouraged to read this quote:

“If you don’t know how to be happy with what you have, you will never be happy with more.” (The purpose driven life by Rick Warren page 325)


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There’s a challenge not just for myself, but also my children! What a gift if we can help any children of today to understand contentment.

7 thoughts on “Contentment

  1. I think about that too. To accept what we have and who we are is at the core of contentment. To be in that place I need all that the Father has done in forgiving me and showing me I need to take responsibility for all of my reactions. Is there any better place than in His love?


  2. Reminds me of the story of the man who pulled in at a country store and asked the store owner whether it was a good town to live in. “Were you happy in the last town you lived in”asked the store owner “no – miserable people and town’ the traveller replied” “Think you’ll find them the same here” said the store owner


  3. Interesting word ” contentment”. I know the Good Book speaks about this word, but the dictionary says it means ” satisfied” ” be pleased with”. The word that grabs my attention is “covet” where instead of being content with who you are, where you live and with your possessions, you peek at those relatives and friends who seem to possess so much more than you have, and have chosen to have a lifestyle that reflects wealth. True, in some cases they have worked hard to get where they are and some of these people do share and give, and their generosity is appreciated. But to learn contentment and to maintain that attitude is not easy as so many seem to want more, wear the latest fashions, and spend more, and keep up with the ‘Joneses’. One problem is that advertising and shopping in big shopping malls impacts adults and children saying ” you need more to make you happy”! So today, I will try to have an attitude of contentment – no grizzles, just positive words of appreciation and thankfulness. :).


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