There are many times in my life where I am envious of others. I will see someone who seems very happy and content and I will try to figure out what is secretly wrong in their lives. It is hard for me to trust that someone could be very content. I do not believe that anyone can ever be content with everything in their lives, but I know that there is a higher level of contentment that I am capable of reaching.
The Bible says, A heart at peace gives life to the body, but envy rots the bones (Proverbs 14:30). This week I think that I am going to start working on ways to be content in my life and find things that I am grateful for.
Starting tonight… I am grateful for:
- Having someone to snuggle up next to every night no matter what we went through that day
- Having a kitty to snuggle up next to any time of the day
- Being able to own a home, two new cars, and other nice things even though I still have not been employed
- Mom, Dad, and Ashley; Mom, Dad, and Amy
- Great friends
- God and His word
- Gold’s Gym
As I started writing those down, I realize that I could go on forever. There are so many things that can help me feel more content with my life that I already have. It is important to start appreciating them more.