Lockdown Day 72 – 6 June 2020 – Contentment

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Edward Elgar – Serenade for Strings Op.20

“Happiness will never come to those who fail to appreciate what they already have.”
– Bilal Zahoor

“Contentment is an attitude that says, I will be satisfied with what God has given me.”
– Anonymous

A SIGH of Contentment

I remember one Saturday afternoon in the gym. I hiked Myburgh’s Ravine on Table Mountain – alone. All day by myself – except for two people I meet coming down as I go up, and another group of 5 as I come to Judas Peak. Bliss. Meditation in motion.

As I came out of the sauna, I gave the Granddaddy of all sighs. Another member commented: “That is a huge sigh?” I replied: “I had the most incredible day. It is a sigh of contentment.” He was silent for a few moments and then said: “That is such a nice word.”

Contented is how I feel on day 72. Slept late. Did exercises. Late breakfast. Took Hilux for his exercise to Philadelphia, walked around in Philadelphia and bought a take-away Cappuccino.  Home, braai, music.

A simple life. A contented life.

Enjoy the contentment quotes!

“Contentment comes from many great and small acceptances in life.”
– Anonymous

“Contentment is the greatest form of wealth.”
– Acharya Nagarjuna

“A contented heart is a calm sea in the midst of all storms.”
– Anonymous

“Now and then it’s good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy.”
– Anonymous

“A harvest of peace is produced from a seed of contentment.”
– Proverb

“Someone is happy with less than what you have.”
– Anonymous

“Comparison makes finding contentment a million times harder.”
– Anonymous

“Contentment is not the fulfillment of what you want but the realization of how much you already have.”
– Anonymous

“True humility is contentment.”
– Henri Frederic Amiel

“The state of being mentally or emotionally satisfied with things just the way they are.”
– Anonymous

Health is the greatest gift, contentment is the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship.”
– Buddha

“A contented heart is a calm sea in the midst of all storms.”
– Anonymous

“Happiness comes after contentment.”
– E.A. Cabaltica

“Realize that true happiness lies within you. Waste no time and effort searching for peace and contentment and joy in the world outside.”
– Anonymous

“Happiness. Contentment. Inner peace. Have you ever gone looking for something only to realize you had it with you the whole time?”
– Anonymous

“You can own everything in the world but if you lack contentment, you’ll never be happy.”
– Anonymous

“Contentment makes poor men rich, discontent makes rich men poor.”
– Benjamin Franklin

“Contentment is an inexhaustible treasure.”
-The Prophet Muhammad 

“If one’s life is simple, contentment has to come. Simplicity is extremely important for happiness. Having a few desires, feeling satisfied with what you have, is very vital: satisfaction with just enough food, clothing, and shelter to protect yourself from the elements. And finally, there is an intense delight in abandoning faulty states of mind and in cultivating helpful ones in meditation.”  – Dalai Lama

“Contentment is natural wealth, luxury is artificial poverty.”
– Socrates

“Money can buy happiness but not contentment.”
– T. Josh

“A grateful person is rich in contentment.”
– David Bednar

“Life is about balance. Be kind but don’t let people abuse you. Trust but don’t be deceived. Be content but never stop improving yourself.”
– Anonymous

“True contentment is within.”

 “Contentment always eludes those who don’t count themselves blessed for what they already have.”

“He who is contented is rich.”
– Lao Tzu

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