The Great Secret of Contentment

A couple decided to move to a ‘better’ neighborhood. There was nothing wrong with the neighborhood where they were. They loved their neighbors, the location was convenient, the mortgage payment was low, and they couldn't really find anything wrong with their existing home. 

Their new house required much more upkeep than they figured; the higher payments created a lot of tension; and the next door neighbor owned a loud dog. Soon they were blaming each another for leaving the old neighborhood. 

Contentment has little to do with getting more, better, or different. Not always, of course, but usually. The great secret of contentment is not getting what we want, but wanting what we get.