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How To Be Content With What You Have In Life

Updated on August 12, 2013

Are You Greedy and Wanting More

Are you one of those people that no matter what you have in life it isn't ever enough? Believe it or not I was the same way in my younger years. Whatever I had or was given to me it never seemed to be enough to give me contentment and happiness. So, how to be content with what you have in life is not to be greedy and wanting and wanting more. Be happy with what you are given and appreciate all that you have.

There are so many people in the world that have nothing to some people's standards and lifestyles, but those people that we think have nothing maybe that happiest people alive.

You know you don't need to have tons of material things to be content and happy and those that do have the best of everything are still not happy, because what they have still isn't enough. I can't figure it out sometimes. Many people have the world by the horns, but still want and need more.

Do you think those type of people will ever be happy for what they have and not keep wanting more? I don't think so for the fact I believe they are just greedy and spoiled. Maybe they have been given everything in life and never had to work a day in their life.

What Could Be The Reason?

This could be the reason for wanting more and more and never content with what they have. As i am writing this you may think I have a bit of jealousy going on, but trust me I am not jealous by any means. You and I may not have a world of material things or things just given to us, but we have something they may not have and that is happiness and contentment in our lives. I'm not saying those others are not happy and I am sure they are, but are they really?

I hope I don't offend someone reading this, but I wanted to say that just having material things are not enough, for me at least. I'd rather have a wonderful family and a loving and true blue wife than any material thing in the world, but that's just me.

If you ever feel as if you don't have enough to make you content and happy then take a look around you and see those that have less or even nothing in their lives and them maybe you will appreciate what you have. That is exactly what I do nowadays. i have been given a second chance at live by being able to get and stay sober so i will treasure everything I have and not want for anything but tocontinue to stay sober. That is what I live for now and not stupid material things that mean nothing but prestige to others.

So, be content with what you have in life and appreciate everything that life has to offer and by feeling this way you will be a much happier person. I know I am !


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      Mark Bruno 4 years ago from New Jersey Shore

      kj force- Thank you for your comment and for those wise words of wisdom. Excellent! " I wept and cursed because I wanted new shoes..until I saw a man who had no feet . Makes you really think doesn't it? I am sorry it has taken so long to reply to your comment.


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      kjforce 4 years ago from Florida

      the clean life..well written words from your mind..enjoyed...I agree, too many of us are never satisfied..there is an old saying.." I wept and cursed because I wanted new shoes..until I saw a man who had no feet ".so my philosophy is take inventory once in just may be suprised...thanks for sharing..I will check out your other hubs asap...

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      Mark Bruno 5 years ago from New Jersey Shore

      meloncauli - Thank you for commenting and reading and also for the Vote Up!!

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      meloncauli 5 years ago from UK

      The richest thing in life is to be happy with yourself. If you are happy with yourself you will not be a needy person in any form. Look within. Great hub voted up.

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      Mark Bruno 5 years ago from New Jersey Shore

      @ Mark - So sorry to hear about your relationship. That is awful. I know a few people that have had the same problem in their marriage. The more they made the more the spouse spent and in turn the marriage ended. Hope things get better for you my friend !

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      Mark Bruno 5 years ago from New Jersey Shore

      @ moonlake - Very nice to meet you and thank you for your comment! you are so right and I totally agree with you as far as people in your family getting sick. I feel the same as you do. It saddens me so when someone in my family or anyone for that matter gets ill. I pray for all mankind to be happy, safe and healthy.

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      Mark Bruno 5 years ago from New Jersey Shore

      @ AEvans - Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to read this. I know I am finally happy with my live just the way it is now. I have my little home by the sea and that was my life dream and now I have made that dream now a reality and couldn't be happier :)

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      Mark Bruno 5 years ago from New Jersey Shore

      sunkentreasure - Thank you so much for sending this to me. what a beautiful saying and so true every word of it. I am very happy now with my life and what I have accomplished over the past 2 years since I stopped drinking and now my world is falling right in place in a great way. Now it is time for me to try and teach others how to be content and happy with their lives.

      Thanks for reading !

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      Listen to the voice inside you and be at peace in your mind.

      It’s amazing that you can talk to the Creator of this vast universe

      in a soft whisper


      and He listens to you.

      Only through prayer will you find

      your true inner self and liberty.

      Prayer is the key that opens the door to the awesome power of God.

      True happiness comes in abundance when you pray to God with all your heart.

      In this world, it doesn’t matter what people think of you…

      the only thing that matters is what God thinks of you.

      Follow what makes you happy and fills you with passion.

      The key to inner wealth is to make melody your friend.

      Treasure this day that God has given you

      to be more open and to love more fully.

      Call out the seeds of greatness

      and encourage someone.

      When you deposit your love into the hearts of strangers

      That’s when miracles begin.

      Enrich your soul soaking in the beauty of nature.

      Take time to tell someone about Jesus.

      Walk through the world with eyes of love.

      When you reach out to bless the poor

      You’ll change your life forever.

      It’s your daily prayer that refreshes you

      from the clutter and noise of the world.

      Take responsibility for your life and future.

      Thank God for His goodness and all the blessings He gives you.

      God’s genius is everywhere.

      Live your best life.

      ©Bernard Levine

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      Mark G Weller 5 years ago from Lake Charles, LA.

      Agreed, well said. I just left a 6 year relationship because she was like that. No matter what we had or lost, she wanted more.

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      moonlake 5 years ago from America

      We have went through lots in our married life but I'm happy with what I have. Sometimes I may not sound like it but I am. My greatest wish and the thing I want most in my life is for my husband and our kids to stay well. I can handle myself being sick but not my family. Good Hub vote up.

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      Julianna 5 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

      Well said Mark. We do need to be appreciative of what we have and not worry about what we don't have. Thumbs up and shared! :)