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Imagine Thanksgiving dinner, surrounded by turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, vegetables, rolls, pecan pies, pumpkin pies, cakes, cookies, and more. You sit down at that meal and you eat your share of the food, but you don't over eat, you eat just the right amount until you're satisfied, or content. You're full, but you haven't moved the needle to being stuffed. And when you push back from that table, you don't want any more, for now.

But the coveting person looks at the food at the table and sees more. They see something they want, even though they are full, so they eat more and more and more until they're stuffed. They can't move and they're uncomfortable. They finally get up from the table and waddle over to the couch and plop down, while the contented person is playing a game with others and enjoying themselves.

Do you get a glimpse of the difference between covet and content?

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