I was reading about contentment on bible.org – a website I absolutely love by the way. A website I would recommend to anyone looking to really study the word of God and find out different interpretations of bible passages.
It’s an absolutely brilliant site.
Anyway I was reading about contentment – a topic I am deeply fascinated about and always interested in discussing.
How nothing is ever enough…
How the search for more begs the question about whether we’re greedy, selfish, ungrateful or just “go getters”.
Here’s the beautiful poem a wise 14 year old wrote:
Title: Present Tense
It was spring, but it was summer I wanted—
The warm days and the great outdoors.
It was summer, but it was fall I wanted—
The colorful leaves and the cool, dry air.
It was fall, but it was winter I wanted—
The beautiful snow and the joy of the holiday season.
It was winter, but it was spring I wanted—
The warmth and the blossoming of nature.
I was a child, but it was adulthood I wanted—
The freedom and the respect.
I was twenty, but it was thirty I wanted—
To be mature and sophisticated.
I was middle-aged, but it was twenty I wanted—
The youth and the free spirit.
I was retired, but it was middle-age I wanted—
The presence of mind without limitations.
My life was over—but I never got what I wanted!
Apt! Isn’t it?
Write soon! xx