happiness · life

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.

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The Wish…

Three line Tales, Week 48

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The Wish

Looking at the sparkler in her hand it was as if she was holding a star.
Maybe it was a star, a magic star that would grant her most important wish.
So with the innocent wisdom of a child’s heart, she made her wish
and prepared to wait for it to come true no matter how long it took.

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Cherry trees…

Three Line Tales-Week 27

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Lessons From The Cherry Trees

When she was a child she loved the blossoms on the cherry trees in the orchard and hated to see them fall to the ground. When she was a bit older she loved to see the fruit because it meant sweet treats would come from the labor of picking the ripe red cherries and hated to see the season over so quickly. Now she was old and loved the cherry trees in all their glory from blossoms to fruit to barrenness knowing that after death there is rebirth and life renewed.

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