The media updates us with the latest technologies, fashions, cars, and beauty products. It’s no wonder people are unhappy as they are always searching for the next best thing. 

The same can be said for relationships. As the saying goes, ‘trading in for a newer model’ or upgrading,

There is nothing wrong with wanting to better your situation; when it consumes your whole being, you need to stop and think.

Where materialism is concerned, it’s not enough for some people, and they are always looking for more.  

When you are obsessed with wanting the latest fad, you never get to enjoy it.

Happiness is not found in ‘people or things’ but within yourself. People can either add or take away your joy. 

Money can make materialistic things possible and help you maintain your life, but it cannot buy true friendships or love; it offers a temporary feeling of happiness.

No ‘thing’ or person lasts forever as material items will no longer work, and people will die. 

I have a 10-year-old TV, and people wonder why I have not upgraded to a smart tv. The answer is that it works, and I use a firestick; my life does not revolve around it.

I never take anything for granted, as I know it can be taken away from you in a blink of an eye.

If you are discontent with your life, you must make some changes.

If you are unhappy in a relationship, you need to do an honest inventory to measure the negative and the positive.

If you are unhappy while employed, you need to find another job or study for what you are passionate about.

There are many options that you can take to improve your circumstances.

If you are financially struggling, you must re-evaluate how you spend your money. ‘It’s not about what you want; it’s about what you need.’

If you are not happy internally, you need to find a way of making changes, like talking to someone who understands you and perhaps having therapy to let go of what is holding you back.

We will always find fault with ourselves if we compare ourselves to others.

Media have a lot to answer for, as even little children are killing themselves trying to become the ideal norm in society.

The pressure to look a certain way to join the in-crowd leads them to an unhealthy obsession to look and preserve their beauty, leading them to constant self-hate and the feeling of never being good enough.

What does perfection look like?

We must be grateful for the tools we have and work with them.

It is a part of human nature to be discontent with the way God made us, but until we end up with a life-changing illness, only then do we realise that we were not that bad after all.

We must learn to be content with our lives by living and not just existing. Self-love, in a healthy way, removes the fear of leaving the things behind that no longer serve us.

In everything, there must be a balance.

Natalie Bleau

Scripture of Balance

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