Sunday, September 13, 2009

Finding Contentment

"There are nine requisites for contented living:

HEALTH enough to make work a pleasure;
WEALTH enough to support your needs;
STRENGTH enough to battle with difficulties and forsake them;
GRACE enough to confess your sins and overcome them;
PATIENCE enough to toil until some good is accomplished;
CHARITY enough to see some good in your neighbor;
LOVE enough to move you to be useful and helpful to others;
FAITH enough to make real the things of God;
HOPE enough to remove all anxious fears concerning the future."

-Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


marta said...

All 9 are excellent thoughts on living life. Simple thoughts that have a lot of power. It reminds me of 4 that are attributed to Albert Camus -

Life in the open air.
Love for another being.
Freedom from ambition.

barb cabot said...

Marta I think these deserve a whole other blog post of their own. Thank you for sharing these additional positive thoughts.

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