Friday, October 15, 2010

The Art of Contentment

Quote of the day:

Truth is a deep kindness that teaches us to be content in our everyday life and share with the people the same happiness.
-Kahlil Gibran

Five years ago today...

I wonder if you can recall exactly what clothes you had on, what mood you were in, what day of the month it was, and how many problems you faced...and if you were either happy or sad.

Truth be told, i can't recall anything myself. Five years ago...seems just like a century ago.

I guess the point i am trying to make is this...the little time you have right now is so special...don't let anyone tell you otherwise. Because five years from now, some of the things, passions, emotions, dreams,and other stuff that's weighing you down- would not really matter any longer.

Truth is we need to be more content in our daily lives. Sometimes we spend more time worrying than actually living...caring...loving.

Worry less. Share happiness with people that you come across-because truth be told it helps a great deal. Happiness helps. It has occurred to me that making people happy also rubs off on you too. Surrounding yourself with happy people-makes life easier to live through.

Remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for. Happiness is not getting what you don't have -but appreciating the things that you have.

You alone can decide if you want to be happy or sad. Think about it!

Peace & Love*


  1. "Remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for" - I like this. Most times we look at the down side of things instead of looking at the better side of it. thanks for the reminder that everything is a matter of perspective ;)

  2. beautiful!! exact quote that jabez took was my fave too.

  3. Nice! Yes we always tend to forget that our today is indeed sm'in to be thankful for.

  4. Lovely lovely words to begin another week. Thanks blogoratti.

    Hope you have a splendid week as well :)

    Joy and peace,

  5. @jabez: Hello...appreciate the comment and thanks for stopping by.

    @Gee: Many thanks to you.

    @Nono: Yes we always seem to forget that, don't we.

    @Susan Deborah: Why thank you Susan, i'm glad you like.
    I'm going to have a lovely weekend- hope you do too.
    Peace & Love always!

  6. I like this post! You find you spent more time worrying about something that you would struggle to remember rather than learning to live in and appreciate the present moment, because once its gone...that's it.

  7. @neefemi: Hello!

    @ Young Grumbler: You are right on the money...and hey glad you like-many thanks for dropping by*

  8. There's no such thing as just living in the now. You have to make peace with the past and know where you're coming from, to be able to see ahead.

  9. So true.....contentment is the key to peaceful living. Having a nice weekend.

  10. Thanks my love for the reminder, just what I needed to read/hear. Now after what seemed like ages, I am gonna get ready and go to Church!

  11. This is so true... I'm totally cherishing every moment and every day. With so much of my family getting married, all I do is reminisce about all the fun holidays and I can't imagine if we didn't have that.

    Nice one Mars!!


  12. like like like...this as one deep post, as usual anyways..i believe the Good book when it syas 'Godliness with contentment is great gain'.

  13. You scare me most times!
    'Remember what you now are is what you once hoped for'

    I keep thinking about this and it just struck me how I let inconsequential things get the best of me..

  14. @NGT: Yes indeed...thanks for that!

    @ Mamuje: Why you are most welcome, and thanks for dropping by*

    @ bob-ij: Hi dimples. Yes memories is all that we can hold on to...good ones at that. Much Love.

    @ histreasure: Appreciate that...thank you.

    @ 2cute4u: Ooh don't be scared...hehe. Yes we let some things get the best of us sometimes...and when we think of it later-we have regrets. But life goes on yea*

    Thanks guys.

  15. Deep....Food for thought. It's true that a lotta people today never reflect on what they have or have had, but on that which is not within their reach. And all these material things are transient; a mere manifestation of hollow pursuit. The lesser we desire these things, the easier it becomes to achieve contentment...:)


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