I Have Grown To Believe 8 Things

Grown To Believe 8 Things
“I have grown to believe:

  1. That the one thing worth aiming at is simplicity of heart and life;
  2. That one’s relations with others should be direct, not diplomatic;
  3. That power leaves a bitter taste in the mouth;
  4. That meanness and hardness and coldness are the unforgivable sins;
  5. That conventionality is the mother of dreariness;
  6. That pleasure exists not in the virtue of material conditions, but in the joyful heart;
  7. That the world is a very interesting and beautiful place;
  8. That congenial labor is the secret of happiness.”

-Arthur Christopher Benson

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    • nehemiah
    • May 28, 2009
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    hi, am moved by this quotation, especially the one on pleasure, it’s quite revealing. thanks for doing a good job.

      • Zette Styles
      • September 30, 2019
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      Nicely done. Informative and thoughtful. Not too preachy or glib & impactful. I definitely passed this on to Facebook… Thank you so very much for choosing this endeavor and for putting it all together. So sorry to hear about your server issues… Hope you get it where you’re comfy with it…

    • Maureen Christie
    • May 28, 2009
    Reply

    Agree fully..keep life simple!! love one another and all will be well!!
    Have been feeling very low,not so well…been looking for inspiration
    thankyou for your thoughts!! just needed to remember what I believe!!
    You’ve summed it up well.
    you follow me..NannaMauMau..stilllearning all about this twitter!
    I am an artist, part of my gift I believe,is to help others,so I have my own inspirational cards..just at the moment needing a little
    assistance in keeping myself UP!! thankyou for brightening my way.NannaMauMau

    • PHILIP NELSON
    • June 10, 2009
    Reply

    I like this blog especially the 7th one ;That the world is the very interesting and beautiful place. Yes that true the world is the beautiful place people given by GOD.

    • carline
    • January 29, 2011
    Reply

    I always feel that I have to change in order to not be sad, in order for me to be happy, but i realized i don’t have to always change because if i only let the things reveal in front of me and enjoy each day as simple as possible, i will be more glad to have another breath of air..only have one life, i don’t need to be afraid to live it..please help me i need more of these thoughts and let me share them with others as they help me to grow inside as a better person.

    • dr syed javaid mustafa
    • March 15, 2011
    Reply

    Well said so much true it shows the the author has brains with a feelings and an understanding of environment and life.I like it.

    • KHURRAM
    • March 16, 2011
    Reply

    SIR,
    I HAVE REALLY APPRECIATE YOU ABOUT U TO SEND ME “THOUGHT OF THE DAY”
    THERE IS MANY GUIDELINE FOR ME. I HOPE YOU SEND ME MORE YOUR GOLDEN THOUGHTS
    THANKS
    REGARD
    KHURRAM

    • Laurie
    • March 25, 2011
    Reply

    You are always learning how to live, and this poem guides you to learn every line and grow. Love it.

    • salome
    • April 11, 2011
    Reply

    it make me fell better about my self,u can send more in my email thanks

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