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I am Sandra - faithful steward. listener. shepherd. dream believer. hard worker. collects brass bells, boots. Jesus follower. contented. star gazer. homemaker. farmer. prayer warrior. country woman. reader. traveler. writer. homebody. living life large.

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Sabbath Keeping ~ Contentedness

"Better a little with righteousness
than much gain with injustice."

"Happiness is not a's a by-product of a life well lived." 
~ Eleanor Roosevelt

"Many people lose the small joys in the hope for the big happiness."
~ Pearl S. Buck ~ 

"For after all, the best thing one can do when it is raining is let it rain." ~ Longfellow ~

"Someone is happy with less than what you have." 

"Comparison makes find contentment difficult if not impossible." ~ Sandra ~

"Fortify yourself with contentment,
for this is an impregnable fortress."
~ Epictetus

"A quiet secluded life in the country, with the possibility of being useful to people to whom it is
easy to do good, and who are not accustomed to have it done to them; then work which one hopes may be of some use; then, rest, nature, books, music, love for one's neighbor--such is my idea of happiness." ~ Tolstoy ~

"I am content; that is a blessing greater than riches; 
and he to whom that is given need ask no more." 
~ Henry Fielding

"We are not rich by what we possess but by what we can do without."
~ Immanuel Kant ~

" Because one believes in oneself, one doesn't try to convince others.
Because one is content with oneself, one doesn't need others' approval.
Because one accepts oneself; the whole world accepts him or her."
~ Lao Tzu

"He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contended with what he would like to have."  ~ Socrates ~

"Contentment makes poor men rich,
discontent makes rich men poor."
~ Benjamin Franklin ~

"What little thing last stole your happiness?"

"The happiness which God designs for His higher creatures, is the happiness of being freely, voluntarily united to Him and to each other in an ecstasy of love and delight compared with which the most rapturous love between a man and a woman on this earth is mere milk and water."
~ C. S. Lewis ~

"I know what it is to be in need, 
and I know what it is to have plenty.
I have learned the secret of being content 
in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry,
whether living in plenty or in want."
~ Philippians 4:12

Please pray for ~ Maxine (who is home with hospice care) ~ Mom (who is greatly improved and able to get in/out of bed, go to lavatory and activities without assistance) ~ Anita ~ Jaqueline ~ 


  1. This is one of my favorite subjects. I LOVE the Tolstoy quote. It fits what I've been pondering on lately. They are all really good!

  2. You'll see that I've borrowed the Tolstoy quote for Facebook. It and several others are going straight into my journal! :)

  3. So glad your Mom is improving!

  4. It is so sad that a sense of restlessness is more often experienced than contentment. Even for us “older” folk who should know better.

  5. I am happy to learn your mom is better and I am still including Jacque in my prayers. I enjoyed the verse from Philippians 4:12. Thank you for it.

  6. My good friend on my way into this new week! Great collection!

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