Isn't it so easy to just focus on the things we wish were different or that we could complain about? Here is what Works For Me on helping me to stay content with the way things are:
Each night right before bed, I write down five things from that day that I am thankful for. It can be little things or big things. Sometimes it is hard to think of five things - and sometimes I can easily come up with lots more. This focus on being thankful helps me to keep my focus and attitude right.
In the front of the book, I wrote out these verses...
I Chronicles 29:10-13,
"David praised the Lord in the presence of the whole assembly saying, 'Praise be to You, O Lord, God of our father Israel, from everlasting to everlasting. Yours, O Lord, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the majesty and the splendor, for everything in heaven and earth is Yours. Yours, O Lord, is the Kingdom; You are exalted as head over all. Wealth and honor come from You; You are the ruler of all things. In Your hands are strength and power to exalt and give strength to all. Now, our God, we give You thanks, and praise Your glorious Name.'"