Give me another muffin! | A personal story

When I turned 21, one of my college roommates gave me a children's book, 'If you Give A Moose A Muffin', which is about a Moose who goes from one thing to the next and is always wanting something.  Inside the cover she wrote, "Contentment. Period." I never knew thirteen years later I would still be reading that very book and still be struggling with contentment. I always wanted more.... to do more, to be more, to travel more, to be liked more, to have more....more, more, more. I don't think there is anything wrong with wanting more for yourself, to be driven is a wonderful thing, but when you are never happy with where you are and what you have, it's pretty sad. I have dreams and aspirations and I get so overwhelmed with wanting to "be" more, that I lose sight of what I already have and what is important.  Just a few days ago I was on the verge of spending a large chunk of change to do something for my business that I've always wanted to do....(the hubs vetoed it down), and in desperation I looked at my husband and cried, "I just want to do something amazing!", to which he pointed at my daughter and my sons and said, "Isn't she amazing? Aren't they amazing?".  Ouch, truth hurts when it hits you in the head. I'm so grateful for a husband who helps me put things into perspective. Why can't I ever be satisfied?  When I was growing up,  my grandma Webster always told me the best part about saving up money to get something new was saving up the money and having the feeling of anticipation, because once you put down the money and had the new toy in your hand, you would be happy for five minutes and then move on to the next shiny toy. She was right. I need to be intentional with my thought life, and thank God for what He's given me. To look around and breathe in all of my blessings, because they are truly endless. I need to be more content. Period.

 Thanks J for loving me!

1 comment:

  1. Your words mirror my thoughts. Thank you for sharing!


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