Hello Contentment!

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When you are content to be simply yourself and don’t compare or compete, everybody will respect you. Lao Tzu
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I can remember what I was like in my twenties, couldn’t discern between my wants and needs.  I wanted everything that others of my age had.  To be honest this attitude kept me frustrated.  The harder I tried the poorer I was financially.  I am reminded of a saying that I heard quite often when I was younger, “keeping up with the Jones”.  I have also heard this about people trying to keep up, “champagne tastes on a beer budget”.

Now I understand when people are frustrated, maybe stuck in a going nowhere job, maybe seeking employment, or trying to do better for your children than you had it when you were a child.  

Years of living have brought a living learning experience.  I can now differentiate between wants and needs.

The best thing that has helped me with budgeting is able to do online banking. With just a couple of clicks I can pay bills, check my balance, and yes, buy things that I cannot find locally.

I live with a fixed income, probably below the poverty line, yet I can say I have a pretty good life.  Roof above my head, food for the table, and more than one change of clothes.  Extras like, cable tv, phone(land line), internet, and probably much more.

So, I can honestly say I find myself with total contentment!

2 thoughts on “Hello Contentment!

  1. I think that’s a great trait to have it’s very humble. There are so many people that just want more and more of things that only have material value. Many don’t realize how blessed they are to have what they do.

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  2. Yes.

    I wanted it all. Now I wonder if each generations wants better for their kids than they had – where does it end? When does a generation “have it?” Did all of us have it that bad? With both culture and ourselves reaching for more… for better… I’d that even achievable now?

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