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  1. Jon — Free Money Wisdom
    August 1, 2011

    Contentment in any and every stage of life is essential. (1 Timothy 6:6 “But godliness actually is a means of great gain when accompanied by contentment.”) If you cannot be content with your present stage in life then amassing all the riches in the world will be useless. Great post!

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  2. Amanda L Grossman
    July 31, 2011

    Great post, and I love that you are working to get through business school without debt. Contentment is really key, and you are right, it is so easy to take things for granted.

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  3. Kay Lynn @ Bucksome Boomer
    July 30, 2011

    I think it’s wonderful that you already know what’s really important in life and it’s not stuff (although I do love my smart phone). Great article on gratitude.

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  4. Marie at FamilyMoneyValues
    July 30, 2011

    What a nice post! I think that far too many of us are leading such hectic lives that we don’t realize and enjoy the basics that truely do provide contentment. Thanks for the reminder.

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  5. Squirrelers
    July 29, 2011

    I always think about how thankful I am to have the basics. Really, it helps put everything into perspective. Some people simply can’t find food, medical care, or shelter. I can, and am thankful for that. Thinking about the alternative most days gets me thankful. These things, plus of course family, are things to be thankful for.

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  6. mbhunter
    July 29, 2011

    A friend a couple of nights ago said that “faith, family, and health” were most important. Everything else is secondary. Money isn’t on that list.

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  7. 101 Centavos
    July 28, 2011

    As trite as it may sound, it *is* the basic little things in life that spark realizations of contentment: a good bowl of oatmeal, warm blankets and the SO on a cold cold day, a ripe tomato in the garden.

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