How many times have you wanted something more? New car? A baby? To go to work? To stay home? An extra vacation?
I can raise my hand and say I’m right there with you. That grass is always greener on the other side mentality can be a real doozie to beat. We see our neighbors with the new boat and the new car and think, “why geesh…I want that too!” We buy a new house and it’s not long before we wish we had a different one…a bigger more fancy one.
The problem with this…
It puts us in a state of want and need. That’s no good. We end up operating from a state of lack. Like what we have isn’t good enough. We lose our gratitude. We lose our contentment. It robs us of our joy.
So the remedy…
- Practice Gratitude
- Give freely
- Bless those who have what you want
There isn’t a quicker way to finding joy, happiness, and contentment than through gratitude and shifting your mind to believing your life is abundant. When you hold onto things or money like you’re supply is going to run out, you hoard. You begin to hold on to it. And when you hold on….more stops coming to you and you begin to lose the joy and contentment.
Being thankful for what you have puts you in a place of feeling abundant. You begin to give more, live more, and be more satisfied.
This morning I read this verse in my Bible.
“If you give to others, you will be given a full amount in return. It will be packed down, shaken together, and spilling over into your lap. The way you treat others is the way you will be treated.” Luke 6:38, CEV
Sometimes I read about gratitude, mindfulness, and the law of attraction and feel like it’s venturing into a little bit of the woo-woo territory. Like how does our minds really have that much impact on our lives. Then I read a scripture like this and it all comes together.