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Wife and I have an inside joke we use to remind ourselves that we will
never be happy unless we are content. We say sarcastically, “… and THEN
I’ll be happy” after saying something we want to do.

For example:

  • “I really want to take another motorcycle trip. THEN I’ll be happy.”
  • “I can’t wait to get the computer fixed. THEN I’ll be happy.”

Then we chuckle about it, knowing that happiness is temporary and fleeting
compared to the lasting joy of contentment. God has already blessed us with
more than we can fully understand. Let’s be fully thankful for it all and
stop wanting more and more!

Strive to be thankful with and find joy in what you have and where you are
right now. “More” of anything will not bring you joy if you are not already
content.

“Isn’t everything you have and everything you are sheer gifts from God? So
what’s the point of all this comparing and competing? You already have all
you need!”
— 1 Cor. 4:7b-8a

“It is better to be satisfied with what you have than to be always wanting
something else.”
— Eccl. 6:9