Hello beautiful people!
On my way to work one of the days this week, I came across a couple of children who were bathing outside their home, their home being a kiosk very close to the railway.
I watched them silently, lost in thought of how they live their lives daily on that side.
Are they comfortable?
Do they have a good bed and pillows to lay on?
Do they have clean water?
Do they always have good food to eat?
Are they happy or just content with their current state?
I saw these children on Monday or Tuesday but I’ve been thinking about them all week and thinking about my own life too.
Are we content with what we have?
You know how they say “There’s always someone that has it worse than you?” Yeah case in point. We moan and complain so much about what we don’t have when there are people who are praying to have a quarter of the things we currently have. It’s like the more we have, the more we want. There is always the next thing we need to get to make us ‘happy’ as though our happiness is tied to the things we get. It seems having a nice home, clean water, a loving family, good food and neat clothes, which are the basic essentials of life aren’t enough anymore.
Let’s look at this cycle; when you’re unemployed, you’re praying and looking for a job. Once you find a job, at some point you’d realize all the things that are wrong with it, then you start looking for the next job, then the next. When you don’t have a car, you’re praying to get one. When you do get one, you’re start looking for a bigger car or a different model. When you’re single, you get to a point when you start wanting to be in a relationship, then you want to get married. When you get married, you want kids. When you have a kid, you want another one. Then there are those who are married who want to be single.
Does it ever end?
I mean it’s not bad to want nice things for yourself, who doesn’t? But when does it end?
I’ll be honest with you, I love the glitz and glam that comes with the high end lifestyle but I also do love the simplicity of countryside and small town living.
Having tasted both sides of the picture, I realized we humans are somewhat insatiable. You can have it all but still want more. I’m just wondering, when do we say it’s enough?
I’m going to learn to be more content with my portion and still strive to attain greater heights. I’ll learn to count my blessings more and stop looking out for the next thing I can get for myself. I’ll try to give more than I get, and I’ll be more appreciative of where I am now instead of moaning about where I’m not yet.
What about you? Are you content with what you have or do you keep wishing you had more? Share your thoughts with me.
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