Marketers would like you to believe that having more things or giving more things to give will make you happier.
They want you to believe that more gifts under the tree will give you more peace.
But it won’t.
It won’t give you more peace and the happiness will only be temporary.
Often more stuff just causes more: more stress, more complications, more quarrels, more regret, more fear, more want…more.
A meal of bread and water in contented peace is better than a banquet spiced with quarrels. (Proverbs 17:1 MSG)
What is better than having more? Having peace and being content with what you already have.
Then all the rest just adds to it.