I make do with what I have.

I am content with what I have. My personal happiness and the happiness of my family are far more important than material things.

Each morning, I wake up to a lovely home and a vivacious family. I feel grateful for the things that I have.

At times, I struggle financially. However, I always keep my head above water. Sometimes, that means forgoing an evening at a restaurant and having dinner at home to save some money.

I refrain from thinking I can buy happiness with money. Luxuries are just extra icing on the cake. Sure, I enjoy luxuries when I can, but they are unnecessary for my happiness.

I banish negative thoughts and comparing my life to others that have greater financial means. I have plenty of abundance in my life and am grateful for what I have.

So what if my house is smaller than the neighbor’s? Does it really matter if I choose the store-brand over name-brand groceries?

I am a humble person with a clear vision of what is important. I am thankful that I have been blessed with the basic necessities. Even in these tough economic times, I am surviving just fine and that is all that matters.

Today, I allow my inner priorities to guide my life, rather than material conquests. I am content with my life and make do with what I have.

Self-Reflection Questions:

1. Do I try to impress others with my ability to purchase luxury items?
2. Why do I care what other people think of my economic status?
3. How can I be content with what I have?