Archive for December 23rd, 2006

Contentment

Saturday, December 23rd, 2006

“The happiest people don’t have the best of everything. They just make the best of everything.”

“Live simply. Love generously. Care deeply. Speak kindly. Leave the rest to God.”

I don’t know who is responsible for these quotes, but I liked them. The first quote reminds me of the Scripture verses:

Godliness with contentment is great gain.

For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out.

And having food and raiment let us be therewith content. – 1 Timothy 6:6-8

Another quote which goes along with the theme of contentment is from Augustine, Bishop of Hippo from 396 to 430 AD:

Better to have fewer wants than greater riches to supply increasing wants.