Remember that when you leave this Earth, you can take with you nothing that you have received, only what you have given, a full heart enriched by honest service, love, sacrifice and courage. -St. Francis of Assisi

Sunday, October 7, 2012

On Being Content.......

"Faith is not demanding what we want;
it is trusting God's goodness in spite of life's tragedies."

Philippians 4:11 (b) 
for I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content.

Be thankful for all the troubles you don’t have.

There are two ways of being rich:
 one is to have all you want,
 the other is to be satisfied with what you have.
 Accept and appreciate things now,
 and you’ll find more happiness in every moment you live.

 Happiness comes when
 we stop complaining about the troubles we have
 and offer thanks for all the troubles we don’t have.

 And remember,
 you have to fight through some bad days
 to earn the best days of your life

Benjamin Franklin said,
“To the discontented man no chair is easy.

Being content gives you peace and when you are at peace,
 you have joy and it shows from the inside out.


  1. What a beautiful post. We all need to be reminded to be content with our situation, whatever it is. Then we can find peace.

  2. I'm going to take this post and "bottle" it so that take it out whenever I start to feel discontent. Thank you, Teri!

  3. How true all this is. Great post Teri, thank you

  4. I agree with Carol K. I will going back to this post more than once. Thank you for the reminder Teri

  5. This is beautiful and so very true.

  6. Thatsa lot of thought provoking stuff, Teri ;)

  7. So true! Thanks for sharing this bit of wisdom, Teri. It never hurts to be reminded.


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