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Thursday, August 25, 2016

Contentment

Do we try so hard to find contentment that we overlook it along the way?

Contentment is not very far away, it's right inside of us...
Martha Washington wrote, "The greater part of happiness or misery depends on our disposition and not our circumstances."

Contentment is a  choice of a learned attitude.


If the present is not to our liking and it cannot be readily changed, then we should set our hearts, our dispositions, to learn contentment in spite of our circumstance.

Learning to be contented involves choosing to accept the circumstances we are in and doing all that we can to make the best of them.


Trusting God to meet our needs is an essential art of learning to be contented.

The apostle Paul says, "Not that I was ever in need, for I have learned how to be content with whatever I have."


This same God who takes care of me will supply all your needs from his glorious riches, which have been given to us in Christ Jesus.
Philippians 4:19

Today's Inspiration: Life Promises for Women


Until Next Time
Play the hand you are dealt
and enjoy the game as much as possible.




13 comments:

  1. Hey! Put the chickens/rooster back up, giggling...love your new look...smiles

    Martha Washington often struggled with being married to George...well...not struggled, but just had a hard time seeing her husband in emotional turmoil with the new country/Constitution/Presidency. She def. was a strong woman and George often referred to her as such. He loved and trusted her dearly. smiles

    What a lovely post, Mary, smiles.

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    1. I love American History and always enjoy reading about George and Martha! Chicken header is saved, it'll be back again some day!!

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  2. Beautiful header. Really love the words of wisdom today. I had to gently remind somebody recently that their attitude needed some tweaking. So often, negative rubs off and then the people start to feed off each other's attitude. Any-who.....thank you for the reminder. Happy Thursday!

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  3. Contentment is really a choice. Thanks for the inspiration ♥

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    1. Yes it is, it's also a choice some have a hard time with. Thanks for stopping by, hope you visit again soon.

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  4. Lovely. A positive perspective. :)

    Bloom where you are planted!

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    1. Hello Sandi, I've always like that saying, 'Bloom where you are planted.'

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  5. Thank you for this positive reminder to be content with where God has placed you...and to trust HIM for our future. Love the photos...your posts always make we wish I could pop in for a cup of (TEA) with you!!! (I know, you drink coffee, but if I travel all the way to Texas, I do hope you'll have some tea for me! LOL) I'd have coffee for you in Florida! Blessings, my sweet friend on the other side of the Gulf!

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    1. Oh Pam, if you come to see me I will have you a cup of tea, hot and ready! It would be so great to visit with you.

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  6. I love your little Angel in the new header! I also love Martha's quote: "The greater part of happiness or misery depends on our disposition and not our circumstances." So very true!! And words I trust every day of my life...."You are my Shepherd, I shall not want." Says it all, I think. Love & hugs to you!

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  7. Terri, a few days ago I was trying to say the 23rd Psalms and my mind went completely blank. That was the very first scripture I memorized so many years ago. I had to get my Bible and read it....I knew every word, I think I must have had brain malfunction! lol Love and ((hugs)) to you too.

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  8. Love your sweet header. So pretty and so are the photos with the teacup, book and doily. These are words true of whatever circumstance and it's a great reminder. I have to trust in the Lord with all my heart and lean not to my understanding when circumstances are hard and be content knowing He's leading the way.

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