CONTENT WITH DISCONTENT

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There is always going to be something you are not content with in life.

You wish you made more money.

You wish your boss made less.

You wish your house were bigger.

You wish your dog were smaller.

You wish your hair were longer.

You wish your nose were shorter.

You wish that your neighbor would not mow his lawn at 6:27 on Saturday mornings, in his tightie whitie tank top, and bright orange track shorts. Or, at least you wish he looked better doing it.

You’ve heard the saying, “the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence.” I say if the grass is greener on the other side of the fence, you need to take better care of your own lawn.

In my brief 32 years, I’m coming to realize that there is just going to be discontentment, always, in our life. And the sooner we realize and accept that fact, the better off we will be.

For me, my biggest source of discontentment right now is that I can’t seem to accept the fact that my family may be complete. I long for a third child. I feel selfish in that want. I don’t know if it will ever come to pass, or if the desire will ever pass.

I’m coming to realize that even if we did have a third child, there would simply be another source of discontentment that will replace it.

This is just the way life goes, and we are all the better off the sooner we accept it.

This is not our home. We are not supposed to be comfortable here.

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