As parents, Mark and I sometimes forget to remember the important stuff.
We get caught up in providing this perfect childhood for our kids.
We constantly remind ourselves that they have everything they need.
They have parents who love them, pray for them, and spend time with them.
They have a home and food to eat.
They have siblings to play with every day.
How quickly deception rolls in and makes me think that they need more stuff to bring contentment.
I fall for it every time, even as an adult.
I need something more than what I have to make me happy.
In the end, all it does is spur greed and collect dust.
That is the hard part of living in this fast paced, techno-world.
It steals the simplicity of just living, and creates the desire to want what we see.
We are striving for contentment around here.
A mindset that works toward appreciation of what we have and not a mindset of wanting.
I find that when we enjoy our blessings, life tends to slow down.
We aren't chasing the next thing.
We soak up the time we have and don't wish it away.