THE COST OF CONTENTMENT
There was a young man who used to visit isolated cabins in the Appalachian Mountains, searching for antiques. He would knock on doors, introduce himself, and ask if they had any old glass or furniture they wanted to sell. One day he knocked on the door of an old, dilapidated shack. The woman who answered the door was wearing a tattered dress and worn-out shoes. But when made his offer, she thought for a moment and said, “Mister, it’s like this-I ain’t got nothin’ I don’t want, and I don’t want nothin’ I ain’t go.”
That woman has a magnificent possession called contentment. Many people would gladly pay millions to attain it. How does one get it? Contentment belongs to those who have these three traits: self-respect, a love for other people, and a complete trust in God.