I Just Want…

Every kid does it.

My kid does it all the time.

He gets something. He gets something else. Someone buys him something. Someone else gets him something.

At the end of opening what it is or checking out what he received, he says, “I just want one more.”

I just want…

We don’t get much better with this as adults, do we?

Declaring, “I just want,” has ruined a lot of people’s blessing and kept many people from living a life of try thanksgiving.

The thing about “just wanting” is that it never ends there.

Like my kid getting gift after gift and just wanting one more, our pursuit of more always ends with an empty feeling. When we get what we wanted, we move to something else. Something we think will finally make us feel good. Something we think we really needed. Something we anticipated would lead to joy.

“I just want,” will always lead us to just wanting more.

So, here’s my challenge for us today…

Be happy with what you have.
Live in the moment.
Find joy in the journey.

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