Thursday, April 17, 2008

se on onnellinen ...


i sent this postcard to leo - from finland (i collect postcards, so what is leo's is mine as well! :o) ... )

here is a loose translation:


the person who is joyful (happy)
is the one who does not sorrow over what they don't possess
but rejoices (is content) with what they do have ...

isn't that a good saying !

to count our blessings - rather than to complain about the perceived lack of them ...

may you be joyful - content - happy this weekend ... enjoying God's grace and abundance in all things!

8 comments:

Mari said...

Good postcard! I like the words and what fun to see it in another language.

Maggie Ann said...

That is a beautiful saying! So true, and really rather easy to do??? if I don't leave the house and/or visit my favorite stores. Am I feeling a little bit guilty for the new books I lugged home recently? Unfortunately, the answer is more no that yes...grin well, I'm thinking here of material things...real big blessings aren't things we can buy are they. *hugs* hope you are having a good day. Hope I've made sense...I'm not all together sure!

Felisol said...

Dear Saija,
that is a good saying.
My Grandmom used a similar expression,
"It's not about how you are, it's about how you handle how you are."

I think you and Leo are handling
so well.
From Felisol

donna said...

a lovely postcard and beautiful saying....

stopped by to say hello knowing I should visit more often.

blessings,
donna

Mimi said...

I love the postcard... good idea to send Leo the ones you like...so they will be yours to keep...
smart girl you are!!

Cathy said...

That is a very pretty postcard, and I love what it says. Have a blessed weekend.

Daughter of the King said...

Excellant saying...all about not coveting...
thanks again for sharing.
Deby

Nancy said...

Oh that is just what I needed today, we just got home from visiting friends who have everything PERFECT in their home. Don't get me wrong I am very blessed but just sometimes my home is so ordinary in comparison to some.. Perfect post for me the see, Thank you