I'm one of those people who makes a habit of counting my blessings. Sometimes I am in awe of how fortunate I am. I have two great kids, who find me annoyingly cheerful, live in a nice house and love what I do for a living. Yet, more often than I like, I still find myself yearning for more. Sometimes, it is a dull ache in the pit of my stomach. Other times, my heart hurts. As a single mom, I am acutely aware of my lack of marital companionship. I am not above pointing out to God that He said in Genesis, "It is not good for man to be alone." I let him know that it's not good for woman to be alone, either! I get no sympathy from my married friends, however. They do not hesitate to list all of the pitfalls of being married. The ache isn't just about that, though. Whether it is relational, financial, vocational or even spiritual, satisfaction can be short-lived and elusive, even in the midst of abundance and thanksgiving.