Monday, October 20, 2008


Written many years ago - but still challenging me today!

Practical Suggestions Concerning the Acquisition of Contentment
By E. B. Pusey - 1800's

1. Allow thyself to complain of nothing, not even the weather.

2. Never picture thyself under any circumstances in which thou art not.

3. Never compare thine own lot with that of another.

4. Never allow thyself to dwell on the wish that this or that had been, or were, otherwise than it was, or is. God Almighty loves thee better and more wisely than thou dost thyself.

5. Never dwell on the morrow. Remember that it is God's, not thine. The heaviest part of sorrow often is to look forward to it. "The Lord will provide."


  1. how true how true!!! agreat recipe for contentment:)

  2. Hi Gina,

    I've just discovered your blog through Pinterest and am reading the archives. This is so true and so pertinent to me at the moment.




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