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Monday, musings…

“Happiness consists not in having much,
but being content with little.”
Marguerite Gardiner, Countess of Blessington

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When I was young, there was always something I didn’t have that I wanted. And there was never enough of anything. I was sure that I would be happy if only I had whatever it was that I didn’t have. Needless to say, I always wanted more of what I had, and there was always something I didn’t have that I wanted. I was never happy.

What a waste of time.

Now that I am older, I realize that having what I need is a gift and not having what I want isn’t all that important. Learning this little bit of wisdom made happiness happen. Oh, I still dream about things I would like to have but not having them is no longer a nightmare.

It is amazing how simple life can be.

23 thoughts on “Monday, musings…

  1. Yes, less is more, my view on life. A book, a salad in the fridge cozy in your favorite chair with peace and a cup of coffee, and in your case a coupla’ cats, well…does it get better than that?

  2. Less is more in my opinion. It takes a long time to learn what’s important and what’s not.

    Have a fabulous day and week, Patricia. ♥

  3. I’ve learned to be content later in life too, whatever comes my way, well, at least I’m here to appreciate it!

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