Let us learn to enjoy every minute of our lives;
be happy now and don't wait for something
outside of ourselves to make us happy. Think how
really precious is the time we have to spend,
whether it's at work , with your family or
relaxing in a beautiful and peaceful place, we
should enjoy and savor every minute.
our mind to become quiet, to become utterly
tranquil in the quiet depths of our being, there
is a stillness that contains a deep inner peace
and wisdom that can guide us in our lives.
Every now and then, we need to go away, have a
little relaxation; when we come back to our
usual routine, our judgment will be better. Without this respite,
our sound judgment will be affected. Go some distance away, usual
concern and anxiety will appear smaller and more
of it can be taken in at a glance, and a lack of
harmony or proportion is more readily seen in
One of the
best lessons I've learned to live with contentment, peace and happiness is: there are things or
situations that we can’t change but we can certainly change our attitude
towards them. St.
Paul puts it beautifully in Philippians 4:11–13: “I have learned the
secret of being contented in any and every situation. I can do everything
through Him who gives me strength.”
In any and every situation in which God gives us
things to do, He also gives us the help we need
to do them. Relying on that strength is the
difference between contentment and despair. The secret of contentment is to accept God’s will.
are some thoughts about being contented inspired
by the writings of L.B. Cowman.
story is told of a king who went to his garden one morning, only to find
everything withered and dying. He
asked the oak tree that stood near the gate what the trouble was. The oak said it was tired of life and determined to die
because it was not tall and beautiful like the pine tree. The pine was troubled because it could never bear grapes like
was determined to throw its life away because it could not stand erect and
produce fruit as large as peaches. The
geranium was fretting because it was not tall and fragrant like the lilac.
so it went throughout the garden. Yet
coming to a violet, the king found its face as bright and happy as ever
and said, “Well, violet, I’m glad to find one brave little flower in
the midst of this discouragement. You don’t seem to be the least
disheartened.” The violet responded, “No, I’m not. I
know I’m small, yet I thought if you wanted an oak or a pine or a peach
tree or even a lilac, you would have planted one.
Since I knew you wanted a violet, I’m determined to be the best
little violet I can be.”
Others may do a greater
But you have your part to
And no one in all God’s
Can do it as well as you.
When we live without reservation according to God's will, we learn to be contented
the circumstances. His
will becomes our will, and we desire to do whatever He desires us to do.
ourselves of everything, and in our nakedness we find everything restored
By Tim Pedrosa
we are waiting for peace of mind: contentment, grace, the inner
awareness of simple abundance, it will surely come to us, but only when
we are ready to receive it with an open and grateful heart.-