A Learned Attitude

I have learned to be content …
       —Philippians 4:11

Contentment is a learned attitude. You don’t have to learn how to complain—you arrived on this planet with that aptitude. But you do have to learn how to be content. Some never do. Paul did …

I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. … I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation … (Phil. 4:11, 12).

She was asked, “If you were promised the fulfillment of one wish, what would that wish be?”

“I would wish” she said “for the ability to be grateful for all that I already have.”

You will learn to be content when you learn to be grateful. And not a minute before.

There is no contentment where gratitude is absent
and no discontent where gratitude is present.

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