The past few weeks I've been perusing magazines and websites for the latest and greatest things to wear for fall. I do this every season, thinking I need new boots for the fall or new sandals for the spring. As a designer, I'm naturally drawn to beautiful (and most of the time, expensive) things, whether it be furnishings or clothing.
So as I started getting my closet ready for fall, I looked in there and thought, "Why can't I just be content with what I have? Who am I trying to keep up with? Who am I trying to impress?" I really do have all that I need in terms of clothing and accessories. Yeah, I'm sure I'll buy a few things this fall/winter, but I just need to appreciate and be content with what I have.
In the book "Lists to Live By" by Alice Gray, Steve Stephens and John Van Diest, there are some quotes about contentment that I'd like to share:
"Contentment makes poor men rich; discontentment makes rich men poor."
"He who is concerned with what he has would not be content with what he would like to have."
"I am always content with what has happened, for I know that what God chooses is better than what I choose."