Contentment

Contentment is a habit. Because we are what we repeatedly do. That I know.

When we strive towards a materialistic end, we lose, and "materialism" fails. It's too feeble. I rest in the premise that what really matters is who we are becoming in the face of what we do and don't have in this life. It's not about wanting more when you have less.

More often than not, I find, it's the little things that get under your skin each day.

Contentment is about resisting the urge to want the next thing when get what we want and refusing to live shallow lives because of our inability to be satisfied. But, satisfaction does not mean settling for mediocrity —as it too, is shallow.

We must purpose to reach a satisfaction that comes from knowing we've given "life" our best shot and we'd gladly accept whatever the outcome. And then, we strive to become more than that. We focus on "being", not "wanting" more. For it's only then do we become "more" in everyone's eyes. And when we're able to touch a life, we reach a higher goal. We're able to live useful lives. We gain something more that's worth living for.

Contentment is not having everything you want but habitually wanting everything you have.
“Happiness, contentment, the health and growth of the soul, depend, as men have proved over and over again, upon some simple issue, some single turning of the soul."  ~George A. Smith

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