Contentment is the quiet, gentle sister of happiness.
She’s the one who fades into the background
when her rollicking sisters—
Joy, Pleasure and Amusement—
are in the room.
Ambition, Pride, and Envy—
underestimate her strength and worth.
Neither showy nor loud,
she waits quietly
for those who will notice
the treasure of peace and fulfillment she offers.
– Alive Now
From “Contentment” by Dorothy Johnson, page 36 in Alive Now, July/August 2015. Copyright © 2015 by The Upper Room. All rights reserved. Used by permission. http://bookstore.upperroom.org/ Learn more about or purchase this book.
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Are any among you suffering? They should pray. Are any cheerful? They should sing songs of praise.
James 5:13, NRSV
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This week we remember: Leoba (September 28).
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