678. Who is rich? He who rejoices in his portion. ~The Talmud

Besides the noble art of getting things done,
there is the noble art of leaving things undone.
The wisdom of life consists
in the elimination of non-essentials.
~Lin Yutang

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The best things in life are nearest:
Breath in your nostrils,
light in your eyes,
flowers at your feet,
duties at your hand,
the path of right just before you.
Then do not grasp at the stars,
but do life’s plain,
common work as it comes,
certain that daily duties and daily bread
are the sweetest things in life.
~Robert Louis Stevenson

I cry to you, Lord; I say, “You are my refuge, my portion in the land of the living.” ~Psalm 142:5   ✝

27 thoughts on “678. Who is rich? He who rejoices in his portion. ~The Talmud

      • I have always been a fanatic about closure, but sometimes you just aren’t allowed to have it. There was just something about the idea of letting certain things being left undone…to go ahead and get on with life. That is what I got from this post.

        Both my husband and I decided to take some steps this week, after living like sad little empty-nesters, to get involved in our community…to do some volunteering and hopefully make some new friends. Keep us in your prayers. ❤

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    • I know there is been a whole lot bad in yours, Sir L, but there has been a fair measure to good as well I’ll bet. The bad parts carve great caverns in our soul and therein we can hold more love and compassion and mercy. All things I see in you. Hugs, LMS 🙂 ❤

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      • True Natalie, very true. Yes, we do overcome and then forget and move on to the next drama. 🙂 I’m having a good week thanks, busy around the yard. I bought a mulcher for mashing up clippings and branches. haven’t had so much fun with my pants on in years. 🙂
        Love’n Hugs
        Laurence.

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  1. Natalie, I LOVE THIS. I am a huge, but huge fan of the book of Ecclesiastes, and have been reading it lately. The gift of God is to be able to enjoy your life of eating, drinking and finding satisfaction in our work. Thank you Lord for giving me that.
    Love and hugs.
    Staci
    🙂 ❤

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