Rejoice in the Way Things Are

Wayne Muller wrote: “Be content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you.” Do you find yourself thinking “I wish I had”? How do you finish that thought? What word fills in the blank? More time? More money? More leisure? More friends? If you suddenly obtain whatever is lacking and wish you had, will that make your life better? Perhaps. But then you may discover that having more actually requires more things on your list of needs. So maybe the secret is to be content with what we have.

Share this post:


  1. Catherine (Cathy) Schneider on October 3, 2023 at 6:15 am

    So true!