Contentment and Thankfulness

Devote yourselves to prayer,
being watchful and thankful.
        —Colossians 4:2

You will learn to be content when you learn to be thankful, and not a minute sooner.

There is no contentment where gratitude is absent and no absence of contentment where gratitude is present.

The process is simple: be “watchful and thankful”—be aware of your blessings, and say “thank you.”

Will Rogers nailed it: “In the days of our founders, they were willing to give thanks for mighty little, for mighty little was all they expected … Those old boys in the fall of the year, if they could gather in a few pumpkins, potatoes and some corn for the winter, they was in a thanking mood. But if we can’t gather in a new Buick, a new radio, a tuxedo and some government relief, why, we feel like the world is against us.”

If you are not thankful for what has been given
you are not likely to be thankful for what will be given.

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