Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Quote Them: that legendary castaway

"I learned to look more upon the bright side of my condition and less upon the dark side; and to consider that I enjoyed rather than what I wanted; and this gave me sometimes such secret comforts that I cannot express them; and which I take notice of here, to put those discontented people in mind of it who cannot enjoy comfortably what God has given them because they see and covet something that He has not given them. All our discontents about what we want appeared to me to spring from the want of thankfulness for what we have."

Robinson Crusoe
after working 6-months on a canoe he couldn't drag to the water

PS Preaching to myself today.


DeanO said...

An we do have so much. I trust we take a moment to take inventory of all That God has given us and this Nation. Thanks for the post

Wesley M. said...

Something my wife and I often tell each other: "Our 'problems' are what most of the rest of the world dreams of having."

Tara Lynn Thompson said...

So right gentlemen. So very right. Hard to remember when the Tax Man cometh. And perhaps that's why I felt compelled to read Daniel Defoe's Robinson Crusoe. I didn't choose it, but it chose me. God likes to do things like that. He's so cool that way.