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Jackson stared at his car from his bedroom window and thought about the happy memories it held. His friend, Albert, recently bought a new car and it tempted him to do the same. He’d been wanting to upgrade his car but couldn’t afford it yet. Wouldn’t it be cool to own the newest model?

Though finances held him back, Jackson couldn’t hide his desire as he scouted different car dealerships on his laptop.

“What are you needing a new car for, son?” his father asked from behind him. ” Your car is barely two years and in great condition!”

Jackson quickly closed his search engine with embarrassment. “Oh, my friend just got a new car and I was curious what they had on the market.”

“And, surely, you’re not thinking of buying one to compete with your friend? I mean, if you aren’t grateful for what you already have, what makes you think you would be happy with more, right?”

“Yeah, Dad, you’re right, I don’t need to buy, I’ve got a great car anyway. It’s just fun to look anyways.” Jackson replied with resignation.

 

Inspired by “If you aren’t grateful for what you already have, what makes you think you would be happy with more?” -Roy T Bennett