Another secret to contentment. 11.9.11

by Aaron K.

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Another secret to contentment. 11.9.11

A man might have a hundred children and live to be very old. But if he finds no satisfaction in life and doesn’t even get a decent burial, it would have been better for him to be born dead. He might live a thousand years twice over but still not find contentment. And since he must die like everyone else—well, what’s the use? All people spend their lives scratching for food, but they never seem to have enough. Enjoy what you have rather than desiring what you don’t have. Just dreaming about nice things is meaningless—like chasing the wind. (Ecclesiastes 6:3, 6, 7, 9 NLT)

All of humanity spends their lives scratching for more…never seeming to have enough. Oddly enough, if they never experience satisfaction or contentment in all they have scratched for in life…what’s the point, for death says "jokes on you, you’ve been played the fool!" Ones ability to enjoy what is today and not tieing their enjoyment of life to the dreams of tomorrow is a mental discipline. It’s foundation is rooted in knowing that God provides all we need each day for full enjoyment of life, not matter the season or circumstance. The blessed man is free from circumstance for he knows joy and satsifaction is a controllable in life. Action. My sons, strong drive and contentment do co-exist. It happens in mastering the motivation and degree of excellence in the craft or pursuit, not the end result. Contentment is found in doing the work well, not the material by product. Well executed process spits the equivalent results 10 out 10 times, so don’t worry about results for they are hidden the process anyway. Desire to be a master craftsman of today…add up enough today’s and you define a life and a legacy.

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