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There are many thing to be content with.

Updated on November 26, 2018
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A freelance writer since 2011 and has been graduated from Indira Gandhi National Open University, Delhi, India

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There are many thing to be content with

Even if you have enough money, power, health, wealth, friends, house, good children and a good spouse and all that a man can get, still you can be sorrowful. There is an easy way to be not content with. Anyone and everyone can practice this. It doesn't matter whether you are young or old, Educated or uneducated, rich or poor, spiritual or material, you all can use it. You may be wondering, what is that.

If you want to feel pity about yourself and enter into the state of not content with and sorrowful, just look at those who are above you. Look at those people who are successful, accomplished than you. Looking at them, you can be sorrowful and say, look that guy, he has everything, and I do not have that much. You can feel pity about yourself.

Many of us knowingly or unknowingly practicing this principle and we are not happy the way we should. Let us look ourselves, examine ourselves. We are having many things which we need in our day to day life. We have enough food to live, we have enough clothes to wear, we have enough money to live. We have a nice house to live in. And our income is more than enough to sustain. Still, we are looking at the people above us and feel pity about ourselves. Looking at the things we do not have, we feel pity about ourselves.

Commercial advertisements on TV, Newspaper and Internet are doing the damage. They show us the Big and Beautiful houses, Expensive cars, glowing skin, shining teeth, flowing hair, Happiest family, healthy and happy children etc. Looking at those ads we feel, we are less privileged, we are nothing in front of others. Those advertisements are creating a craving for new things and products. They make a lot of money out of the craving of men and women who desire to look and feel good. Advertisers are spending thousands of dollars for a 30 or 60-second advertisement to make us feel we are less privileged. Beware of it.

If you look at the people below you and find out what they do not have, you would be grateful for what you have. Look at people who do not have food or shelter. Look at people who do not have enough clothes to protect them from the sun or cold. Look at the people who do not have good health and compare yourself with them. Yes God has given us many things in our life.

Let me ask you one question, Please count on the thing you have now than 10 years back. Hope you got a new car, or a new house, or other material things like a refrigerator, or a mobile phone, or TV set or computer etc. Just count what you have received which you did not have 10 or 15 years back. I'll wait.... Just count that.


Yes, you have received many things. You may be entered into a fulfilling relationship. Or you broke that bad relation and got out. There are many things to be grateful and happy.

It is the human tendency to look at people above in health, wealth, fame, power and feel bad about themselves. Now let us look at our life with a new perspective. Count on what we have and be happy about it. It is the only way to live a happy life. Give thanks to the Almighty for all that blessings.

God will bless you with abundance. That is what all the self-help gurus and motivational speakers talking about. Understanding and practicing that will give you happiness and content in your life.

May God Bless you.


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    • Kamalesh050 profile image


      8 years ago from Sahaganj, Dist. Hooghly, West Bengal, India

      Absolutely true what you have written and you have really written beautifully. I agree with your views cent percent.

      My Best wishes to you.

      Voted Up & Beautiful.

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      Siny J 

      9 years ago from Delhi, India

      Thanks all for your kind visit and comment.

      May God bless you all

      Wish you all the best

    • Securityace profile image


      9 years ago from United States

      Let the chior say AMEN!

    • rls8994 profile image


      9 years ago from Mississippi

      great hub! Sometimes we do need to just stop and pay attention to what we do have and be very grateful for that.

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      Hollywood Alison 

      9 years ago

      I really dig this, great insight regarding advertisements, keep it up

    • princess-sisi profile image


      9 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      Hello, Happy New Years! This hub answers my question thanks, Stop by sometime!

    • Consultanttech profile image


      9 years ago

      Is that really you? Hello, I believe in you I am one of your truest admirers and.......very Happy to see you here.. Hopefully, one day I will get to meet you.

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      Siny J 

      9 years ago from Delhi, India

      Thanks Rishfa for your visit and the wonderful comment.

      May God bless you

    • Rishfa profile image


      9 years ago

      oh nice hub :):) really i enjoyed reading it..thanks for sharing such a inspiring've just got a fan :)

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      Siny J 

      9 years ago from Delhi, India

      Thanks all for your visits and comments

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      Linda Todd 

      9 years ago from Charleston

      I am like you jacobkyttyta, I believe we always have something worth saying Thank You to Jesus. Sometime we take so much for granted instead of just being thankful.

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      Maria Teresa Rodriguez - Laurente 

      9 years ago from San Antonio, Texas, U.S.A.

      Yes, you are really right. We have so much to be grateful for if we only look around what we have and not what don't have. Thank you for sharing and for following as well. More power.

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      Money Glitch 

      9 years ago from Texas

      Contentment and gratitude are two of the keys to finding and getting all that you want. Thanks for the reminder :)

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      Siny J 

      9 years ago from Delhi, India

      Thanks for your visit and comment

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      9 years ago

      I really like your positive attitude. Thanks for writing this, we all need to try to remember the important things inm life and be thnakful. :)

    • pddm67 profile image


      9 years ago from Queens, New York

      Great hub! It's a shame that people are always wanting more than they already have or wanting what others have instead of being thankful for what they have already been blessed with. I try never to take for granted all that I have been given; my health, a wonderful family, a job and so much more. No matter how hard life can get - each day I'm here is a blessing. Rock on!

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      9 years ago from Arkansas

      Very nicely put. It is so easy to forget.

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      Tarek Coaching 

      9 years ago

      Great article. If I may point out that being grateful is different from being content. We should be grateful for everything, but not content. Because that's what drives us forward to improve ourselves.

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      Siny J 

      10 years ago from Delhi, India

      Once again I thank you all for your comments.

      May God bless you

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      10 years ago from have received my official license as a Pastor, praise God

      this was so right on that I posted it to my FB page, hope you don't mind but I think my friends could use it. Amen sister and God bless you.

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      10 years ago from Other Side of the Sun

      Thoughtful Hub,jacobkuttyta. We all have so much, and yet so many of us spend too much time moaning!

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      Mauricio Rodriguez 

      10 years ago from Bogota DC, Colombia

      Absolutly nice!

      Thanks god for all new things in my life this year that is almost over, for goods and bads, for family, for friends, for love, for my new job, and last.

      My new Freelancer Hub writer career.

      God bless you! =)

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      jill of alltrades 

      10 years ago from Philippines

      Great hub! Yes, we have so much to be thankful for.

      God bless!

    • jacobkuttyta profile imageAUTHOR

      Siny J 

      10 years ago from Delhi, India

      Thanks all for your comments.

      May God Bless you

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      Melanie Denny 

      10 years ago from Florida

      I like it!

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      Melanie Denny 

      10 years ago from Florida

      I like it!

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      10 years ago

      If you are in doubt of your blessings, look around at many in the world and compare what you have is what I always consider. Rather than what more I can get, I like to think of what more I can do with that resources that I have been given. We are truly blessed with abundance here in Canada and we are so thankful for that.

      Great Hub JK...reading this opens the eyes...especially right before Christmas...Thank you.


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      10 years ago

      Right on, jk. You reminded me with your hub about that old saying, "I felt sad because I had no shoes, and then I saw a man who had no feet."

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      10 years ago from Lantana, Florida

      Excellent hub jacobkuttyta and I agree with you. We have choices and I am one who chooses to appreciate what I have and reject lusting after what I do not.

      Love and hugs,

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      H P Roychoudhury 

      10 years ago from Guwahati, India

      You are right to say in substance contentment lies with self. Otherwise it has no limit. Thanks for sharing.

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      10 years ago from Niamey(Niger)

      very nice hub


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