An ungrateful, selfish heart always leaves us feeling miserable. With this attitude, no matter what we have, it is never enough. God tells us how to avoid this.. 'In everything give thanks, for this is God's will for you in Jesus Christ' 1 Thess 5.18
When we allow our joy to be stolen over something insignificant we waste our sorrows. That's why its so critical to distinguish between what is important and what is not so important. Galations 6.9 says, 'Let us not lose heart in doing good, for in due time we will reap if we do not grow weary.' "
~ Annie Chapman
from her book: 10 Ways to prepare your daughter for life
Renoir's 'Girls at the piano' 1892