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Finding Contentment

Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you don’t have; remember that what you now have was once among the things only hoped for.
Epicurus

Contentment is achieved only in the absence of envy.
Tim Kimmel

More than once I heard Mother say, if we couldn’t be happy here in this house, we’d never be happy anywhere.
Henry Ford

To be content with what we possess is the greatest and most secure of riches.
Cicero

He who is not contented with little will never be satisfied with much.
Thomas Brooks

Be Grateful

If you want to feel rich, just count all the things you have that money can’t buy.
Daniel Webster

I remember those happy days and often wish I could speak into the ears of the dead the gratitude which was due to them in life and so ill-returned.
Gwyn Thomas

Remember the wonderful blessings that come to you each day from the hands of a generous God, and forget the irritations that would detract from your happiness.
William Ward

Keep a grateful journal. Every night, list five things that you are grateful for. It will change your perspective of your day and your life.
Oprah Winfrey

About ninety percent of the things in our lives are right and about ten percent are wrong. If we want to be happy, all we have to do is to concentrate on the ninety percent that are right and ignore the ten percent that are wrong.
Dale Carnegie

Be Grateful

When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around.
Willie Nelson

Cultivate a grateful heart, and you will see blessings where others see curses. You will also likely have better mental health than most and will enjoy life more.
M. Scott Peck

Make a list each day of all that you are grateful for, so that you can stay conscious daily of your blessings. Do this especially when you are feeling as though you have nothing to feel grateful for.
Cherie Carter-Scott

When we choose not to focus on what’s missing in our lives but are grateful for the abundance that’s present, we experience heaven on earth.
Sarah Ban Breathnach

Gratitude. More aware of what you have than what you don’t. Recognizing the treasure in the simple – a child’s hug, fertile soil, a golden sunset. Relishing in the comfort of the common – a warm bed, a hot meal, a clean shirt.
Max Lucado

Be Grateful

My mother has the wonderful gift of looking at any situation and identifying five things that are beautiful before finding one fault.
Colin Cowie

Blessings are like hugs from God to let you know how much He loves you. Counting blessings is like hugging God back.
Debby Boone

Feeling down, we often forget to look up. Then the more we ignore wonders large and small, the lower we feel. And yet, it is nearly impossible to catch a glimpse of a newborn child, a goldfinch feeding on thistle, or a bright red sun in the sky and not feel part of something magnificent.
Dr. Suzanne Zoglio

My dad never complains or raises his voice. And when we all hold hands at the dinner table and he prays, I can feel God in the room. Dad taught me that life counts, every moment of it.
Victoria Jackson

Luckily, there is a way to be happy. It involves changing the emphasis of our thinking from what we want to what we have. Rather than wishing your spouse were different, try thinking about her wonderful qualities. Instead of complaining about your salary, be grateful that you have a job.
Richard Carlson

Be Grateful

The best things are nearest; breath in your nostrils, light in your eyes, flowers at your feet, duties at your hand, the path of God just before you.
Robert Louis Stevenson

Count your blessings every day. Make the list as long as you can. If you are fortunate enough to have it, start with health. Add the love of children and family. From there, it’s easy to build the list.
Jeffrey Gitomer

As the years pass, I am coming more and more to understand that it is the common everyday blessings of our common everyday lives for which we should be particularly grateful.
Laura Ingalls Wilder

All you have to do is go to a hospital and hear all the simple blessings that people never before realized were blessings – being able to urinate, to sleep on your side, to be able to swallow, to scratch an itch, etc. Could exercises in deprivation educate us faster about all our blessings?
Abraham Maslow

Finding Contentment

Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you don’t have; remember that what you now have was once among the things only hoped for.
Epicurus

Contentment is achieved only in the absence of envy.
Tim Kimmel

More than once I heard Mother say, if we couldn’t be happy here in this house, we’d never be happy anywhere.
Henry Ford

To be content with what we possess is the greatest and most secure of riches.
Cicero

He who is not contented with little will never be satisfied with much.
Thomas Brooks

Be Grateful

If you want to feel rich, just count all the things you have that money can’t buy.
Daniel Webster

I remember those happy days and often wish I could speak into the ears of the dead the gratitude which was due to them in life and so ill-returned.
Gwyn Thomas

Remember the wonderful blessings that come to you each day from the hands of a generous God, and forget the irritations that would detract from your happiness.
William Ward

Keep a grateful journal. Every night, list five things that you are grateful for. It will change your perspective of your day and your life.
Oprah Winfrey

About ninety percent of the things in our lives are right and about ten percent are wrong. If we want to be happy, all we have to do is to concentrate on the ninety percent that are right and ignore the ten percent that are wrong.
Dale Carnegie