The secret to happiness, of course, is not getting what you want; it’s wanting what you get. (Rabbi Hyman Schachtel, London-born cleric and author)

This is a very difficult lesson for children to learn—and even adults struggle with it, too. It seems so natural to think that if we can only have what we want, we will be happy. But, of course, there’s always something else, something more we will want. Learning to be content with what we have is an important key in discovering happiness.

I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation . . . I can do all this through him who gives me strength (Philippians 4:12-13).