Contentment

Teddy on his way home from Cagayan Valley


“There is no end of craving. Hence contentment alone is the best way to happiness. Therefore, acquire contentment.”-- Indian proverb
        

But does the human heart ever find it? We look for it, elusive and undefined, in almost every nook and cranny of our lives.

If contentment means being happy with what we have,  does it mean we have to be ambitionless to be content?





Qoute of the Day:

True contentment depends not upon what we have; a tub was large enough for Diogenes, but a world was too little for Alexander.



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28 pinky-swear friends shared a thought or two...:

J Bar said...

Very blue.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

WELCOME TO MY WORLD OF POETRY: said...

A very posing thought.I don't think you can win them all.
Loved the quotations.

Yvonne.

ladyfi said...

So very true.

January said...

wonderful!

eileeninmd said...

Nice quote and a beautiful image.

caughtbymycamera said...

True, and I love the peaceful picture.

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Living In Williamsburg Virginia said...

What a beautiful view!
Good quote too.
Darryl and Ruth : )

SmilingSally said...

You can only post BLUE MONDAY on Monday. You tried to link in:

"Tuesday, April 27, 2010 8:06 PM."

siromade08 said...

Beautiful beach and proverbs.

wenn said...

meaningful quotes!

Atticmag said...

What a beautiful quote and a perfect one to compliment that gorgeous picture of the water.
Jane T.

Ebie said...

Very rustic and I am homesick. Ang ganda!

ewok1993 said...

bet you can't wait to dip your toes in those refreshing water, eh?

Ms. Bake-it said...

Great quotes. Great picture.

~ Tracy

Lindz said...

nice green and blue picture

chubskulit said...

Ganda nyan sis!

Watery Wednesday

diane said...

Very relaxing.

Sharon said...

I too love the quote and we use to live by the ocean and I so miss it!

~ICLW~

Hootin' Anni said...

It's a great picture, but the added quotation even makes it more so.

My WATERY WEDNESDAY...do stop by if you get a chance.

LV said...

We think a like on the quotations you shared. Life is what we make it.

Carolyn Ford said...

That quote is something to think about and what a nice scene. I love the tip of the boat and the thatched picnic area...it's SO my kind of place!

CailinMarie said...

aquire contentment. I like that. A lot. Thanks!

luna miranda said...

beautiful contrast.
the quote is quite true. true contentment is possible when we start to appreciate and grateful with what we have.

chie said...

i am content when i recognize that God and what He chooses to provide at this moment,
is all i need. :)

God bless!

Jazzbumpa said...

does it mean we have to be ambitionless to be content?

No. Contentment is about the present. Ambition is about the future. You can be content (but not complacent) with your current circumstance, but still continuously work on self-improvement.

Cheers!
Jzb

Hilda said...

A beautiful image and a great topic for discussion. I like the quotation from Colton too. Personally, I've always seen contentment as a choice — we choose whether we will be content or not.

zeal4adventure said...

Beautiful words coupled with a beautiful scenery.