It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Chapter 1, Page 16, Book 18


New Year Day #16

Be happy with what you have and are, be generous with both, and you won't have to hunt for happiness. 

William Ewart Gladstone

The true meaning of contentment is being satisfied with what you have and with who you are right now.

Ambition is important, but don’t see it as a trade off for appreciating what you have. When you 
trade today for tomorrow, you might realize you have nothing left.


It is impossible to develop contentment without gratitude, they are inseparable. And a grateful person is one who has learned to focus on the good things in their life, not the things that they lack.

Contentment is not something that's found; it is an attitude of the heart.

The key to being happy is to realize that you have what you need and become content


When you can think of yesterday without regret and tomorrow without fear, you are near contentment. 

Author Unknown

5 comments:

TARYTERRE said...

the common theme here is to be content with your life as it is. i agree we shouldn't take anything for granted."When you trade today for tomorrow, you might realize you have nothing left."

jack69 said...

You said this:

The key to being happy is to realize that you have what you need and become content!...

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I haven't always practiced that, but I have tried. As I get older I REALIZE how true that simple statement is.
Stay warm,, I hear Spring WILL come!

Mevely317 said...

".... being satisfied with what you have and with who you are right now."
Regardless our circumstances, there's your Happy Pill! Good stuff!

Rick Watson said...

I think most of us have enough. We'll always reach for more, but more doesn't make us happy.
R

Saimi said...

inspiring quotes to live by for sure!!
Happy New Year #16!!
Saimi