How can we stop feeling entitled to have whatever we want whenever we want it? We don’t seem content any longer with just sufficiency. We get caught up in “more is better.”

Think for a moment: How many changes of clothing do you have? How much extra bedding? I know I have much more than I actually need. I’m not suggesting that we pare back to the bare minimum. But I am suggesting that we become mindful of what we assume we need.

Try this for a week: Whenever you are about to say “need,” substitute “want” (unless it actually is a need). So instead of saying, “I need a new coat,” say “I want a new coat.” See how you feel.

Any other ideas for how we can shift from “more is better” to contentment?