STOP AND THINK – If we only wanted to be happy it would be easy; but we want to be happier than other people. (Charles-Louis Montesquieu, 18th century French political philosopher)

Is Montesquieu right? Do we really want to be happier than others? Maybe it’s just human nature—always wanting to have more than someone else. But the writer goes on to say that to be happier than others “…is almost always difficult, since we think them happier than they are.” We should be content with what we have without comparing ourselves to others.

I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances (Philippians 4:11). Be content with what you have (Hebrews 13:5).