donderdag 10 januari 2013

Nine requisites for contented living

Health enough to make work a pleasure;

Wealth enough to support your needs;

Strength enough to battle with difficulties
and forsake them;

Grace enough to confess your sins
and overcome them;

Patience enough to toil
until some good is accomplished;

Charity enough to see
some good in your neighbor;

Love enough to move you
to be useful and helpful to others;

Faith enough to make
real the things of God;

Hope enough to remove all anxious fears
concerning the future.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe