This was originally posted a couple years ago, but I felt this reminder especially beneficial as we move through these last weeks of the Winter season.  Let us not rush things, expecting too much of ourselves.  Instead, let’s enjoy a few more slow days, hibernating, storing up energy until it’s time to push through and reach for the sky.  Enjoy!

A Note on Contentment

“One who is content with what he has and who accepts the fact that he inevitably misses very much in life is far better off than the one who has much more but who worries about all he might be missing.  For we cannot make the best of what we are if our hearts are always di20160731_173752vided between what we are and what we are not. 

We cannot be happy if we expect to live all the time at the highest peak of intensity.  Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance and order and rhythm and harmony.  Let us therefore learn to pass from one imperfect activity to another without worrying too much about what we are missing.”

~ Thomas Merton