I was just talking to a friend about counting God's blessings and I remembered sharing with Su Yin about this too, a few days ago, when she wasn't satisfied with something. The best way to get through life is to be contented with what you have and count your blessings.
There's this poem that tells us to:
Count your blessings instead of your crosses;
count your gains instead of your losses;
count your joys instead of your woes;
count your friends instead of your foes;
count your smiles instead of your tears;
count your courage instead of your fears;
count your full years instead of your lean;
count your kind deeds instead of your mean;
count your health instead of your wealth;
and love your neighbor as much as yourself.
This is so true, especially in this materialistic world of ours. When I am dissatisfied or envious of something, I am reminded of this prayer: "Lord, do not give me too much that I would forget you, nor too little that I might sin against you but enough that I may always remember your blessings." Kinda apt huh?