Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not. (Epicurus, ancient Greek philosopher)
He continued, “Remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.” We seem to have an insatiable desire to have more—more of whatever it is we hope for. More rarely satisfies because when we have it, we’ll want even more. Gratitude for possessing what we once only hoped for will help us learn to be content with all that we have now.
Yet true godliness with contentment is itself great wealth (1 Timothy 6:6). I have learned how to be content with whatever I have (Philippians 4:11).