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Many people love to be negative and complain about their life, children, job, marriage, or just about anything. Matter of fact, rarely do you find an advocate for contentment and thankfulness in this busy life we live. Thank God we can choose to listen or tune out negativity and constant complainers. Whining and complaining doesn’t change conditions, circumstances or people. Only when we learn to be thankful and content regardless of the situation, by looking at what is good in it, will things start to change.  

Negative thoughts will come every day, but choosing how you will respond to them is the key. If negative thoughts are controlling your daily behavior, think on whatever is good about your job, relationship, life, health, height, weight, home, car, child, and finances. Then breath in, exhale and relax!  Being thankful and content is a great feeling, and puts you in a mindset of “counting your blessings.”

Contentment means you don’t have to compete with friends and family. You can enjoy and appreciate what you’ve got without feeling guilty and ashamed. Contentment doesn’t chase after things, but prepares, and watch blessings and opportunities unfold in due season. Contentment is happy for other's success, joys, and accomplishments. Contentment brings sound sleep, better health, less stress, and can save you a whole lot of money by just being satisfied.  

Are you content with your partner, singleness, home, car, or earnings? Someone somewhere is doing a lot worst or better than you, but who cares. Are you happy with what you’ve got? Being content isn’t always easy. It means getting rid of a negative mindset, behaviors, and feelings, and replacing those negatives by showing feelings of pleasure, satisfaction, joy, and thankfulness.  

Do you find it hard to be thankful and content?

Sharman Lawson a columnist on Fabulously40, and a financial coach, speaker, and author of the book 12 Steps to Eliminate Debt Forever! Visit her website: [Link Removed]

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