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Contentment Makes a Great Gift

Many people write about contentment – about the value it holds for us as individuals. One source alone gives 56 quotations on the subject, and not one of them discounts the value of this character trait – a trait that “makes poor men rich,” as Benjamin Franklin said. Contentment not […]

A Bird in the Hand

Children, often creative in completing proverbs, love completing this one: A bird in the hand… •    One second-grade child did so by writing, “…is worth a dollar in the bank.” •    A second wrote, “…is a real mess.” •    An older child went a step further: “…makes it hard to […]

Contentment or Misery?

Which would you choose? The two are, of course, opposites. – or are they? What does contentment really mean? Is a life of contentment a life of misery? Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary defines contentment: “to limit (oneself) in requirements, desires, or actions.” When we have not built this character trait, […]

Contentment with Aspiration

Contentment does not exclude or preclude aspiration. An online publication from a state university posed this question: “How do I teach my teen to be happy with generic brands of clothes?” The answer, in part, was: “We don’t want to teach contentment…. By being discontented or unhappy, teens may be […]

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