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Seeking Further Advice

A pleasant and happy life
does not come from external things

Those who dream of crystal palaces,
of cabbages and kings,
fast cars and heady opulence,
may well fly without wings.

If fame and fortune mean a lot,
motivate your every thought,
be warned, you're on the wrong track
...essentially, happiness can't be bought.

Contentment comes from knowing,
beyond any shadow of doubt,
not what you have or what you need
but what you can do without.

It is satisfaction experienced
when you share all you have with a brother,
even if that is only a smile,
if it lifts the heart of another.

Treat every other being
as you would have them treat you,
then smile in the face of trouble,
developing a Christ-like point of view.

No, I have not reached that point,
perfection comes at a price,
but I'm working on my attitude
and seeking His further advice.

Theme: Contentment

By cherryk

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