When I stand before God at the end of my life,
I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say,
"I used everything You gave me."
~Erma Bombeck

June 14, 2010

Monday Musings... Contentment

It was Spring, but it was Summer I wanted:
The warm days and the great outdoors.

It was Summer, but it was Fall I wanted:
The colorful leaves and the cool, dry air.

It was Fall, but it was Winter I wanted:
The beautiful snow and the joy of the holiday season.

It was Winter, but it was Spring I wanted:
The warmth and blossoming of nature.

I was a child, and it was adulthood I wanted:
The freedom and the respect.

I was 20, but it was 30 I wanted:
To be mature and sophisticated.

I was middle-aged, but it was 20 I wanted:
The youth and the free spirit.

I was retired, but it was middle-aged I wanted:
The presence of mind without limitations.

My life was over,
and I never got what I wanted.

Author Unknown

Something for you to ponder on this Monday morning... I am sharing a poem I originally found on Grace Violet.

Be content and enjoy the moment today!


  1. I hadn't read this before. Thanks for posting this; it's definitely real food for thought. Pam @ Sallygoodin

  2. Great for putting things in perspective. We always want something other than what we have and we never know what we've got til it's gone. Thanks for reminding to enjoy in each day just for what it is.

  3. Why do we always do that? A great reminder to live in the moment!

  4. wow, really great poem! I hope all is well with you!

  5. I really love that poem! I think I may repost it sometime! What a powerful message!

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