The Buddha said: Develop meditation on appreciative joy, for when you
develop meditation on appreciative joy, any discontent will be abandoned.
It is not uncommon to experience discontent. There are so many things we
can feel we are lacking in our lives, so many things in the world not going
the way we would wish, and so much with which we can find fault. Or we can
move in the other direction, cataloging and celebrating what is good and
right in our experience, especially when we seek out and notice when good
fortune comes to other people.
Get in the habit of taking note of the positive experiences of people
around you and match it with an attitude of appreciation and wishing them
well for their good fortune. Appreciative joy is not about rejoicing in
your own situation but recognizing and appreciating the blessings
experienced by others. If you do this, there will be endless opportunities
for feeling good about things and no room for discontent.