Goldfinch60

Contentment.



Throughout our lives we seek it,

We seek that place where all is fine.

The road may be hard to travel,

Hills of troubles form before us

But those hills can be overcome,

And the experience of climbing them

Makes us so much stronger.

The bends in the road frighten us

But as we turn them we find

All is well as the fear is conquered.

Throughout our lives we seek it

And we will eventually be content,

As in life contentment is a gift,

A gift that is hard won,

But contentment will be there,

Be there for us all.

 

Contentment is a gift hard won.

Comments10

  • sylviasearcher

    Made me feel hopeful that the scarey bends may be conquered.

    • Goldfinch60

      So glad, those scary bends can be very exiting once conquered.

    • Michael Edwards

      Great write Andy.
      My wife and I were only saying yesterday that if we could halt time we are at age were we have achieved in life all that we ever sought and would be content to remain at our current age in perpetuity. But that aint gonna happen as the wrinkles grow ever deeper.

      • Suresh

        So many of us are at this junction.

        • Goldfinch60

          Very true Michael. I would have stopped ours about five years ago before Joyce’s dementia kicked in.

        • orchidee

          A fine write Andy.
          A guy goes to Doc and says 'I keep feeling stressed'. Doc said 'Don't camp outdoors then - intense (in tents!). Stay indoors!' lol. A corny joke from the word 'conTENTment'.

          • Goldfinch60

            Cheers Orchi, now kindly leave the stage after a joke like that.

          • Neville

            cant argue with the message you left for us today, who would... I seek enlightenment.. will have to wait and see..... Neville

            • Goldfinch60

              Enlightenment is there for us all to find.

              • Neville

                true .. very true indeed

              • Andrew Charles Forrest

                Great message G and I know from reading many of your psts that last line meant a lot to you... It was WELL worth repeating
                BRAVO! again that was from the heart and we all felt it with you

                • Goldfinch60

                  Thank you Andrew your comment is much appreciated.

                • dusk arising

                  Contentment has only ever been a transient in my life.

                  • Goldfinch60

                    I hope it becomes consistent in your life before long d a.

                  • Suresh

                    Desire makes us want
                    Want makes us work
                    Work makes us achieve
                    Achieving makes us Content
                    Unless desire keeps on wanting.

                    Thnx

                    • Goldfinch60

                      Thank you for your fine words Suresh.

                    • Candlewitch

                      this is one of your best posts!

                      *hugs, Cat

                      ever, eddy

                      • Goldfinch60

                        Thank you very much Cat, much appreciated.

                      • ANGELA & BRIAN

                        Thanks UNCLE ANDY : Just waking up to another Saturday in the Auckland Sun : Contentment is a big ingredient of NZ life : especially with the Maori. the GOOD BOOK says 'Godliness with CONTENTMENT is great GAIN' Please note tha GODLINESS comes first ! Thanks for ALAMO great soing : great harmony : Thank GOD for YOUTUBE ! I love the CODICIL "Contentment is a gift hard won" : Mine would be "Contentment is a Gift worth Winning !"

                        Blessings & love to YOU & JOYCE :
                        ANGELA 🧡🧡🧡🧡🧡

                        • Goldfinch60

                          Thank you Angel. I love that version of the song that is played in The Alamo.

                        • ANGELA & BRIAN

                          Thanks UNCLE ANDY : Just waking up to another Saturday in the Auckland Sun : Contentment is a big ingredient of NZ life : especially with the Maori. the GOOD BOOK says 'Godliness with CONTENTMENT is great GAIN' Please note that GODLINESS comes first ! Thanks for ALAMO great song : great harmony : Thank GOD for YOUTUBE ! I love the CODICIL "Contentment is a gift hard won" : Mine would be "Contentment is a Gift worth Winning !"

                          Blessings & love to YOU & JOYCE :
                          ANGELA 🧡🧡🧡🧡🧡



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