Artwork of Chuck Schenk


Spirit of Contentment

My comings and my goings
Aren't as frequent as before
I seem to find the things I need
Right here inside my door

A picture in a wooden frame
A quilt a loved one made
A book about a place I saw
Some seashells that I saved

A crystal vase, an easy chair
Where those I love have sat
The cups that held the coffee
For the good friends I have met

Thanksgiving time and Christmas
And every holiday in between
The flowers and the greenery
That helped to set the scene

The only thing I long for
The only thing I need
Is the spirit of contentment
And a fresh brewed cup of tea

Karen Shaw Matteson



I like living. I have sometimes been wildly,
despairingly, acutely miserable, racked with sorrow,
but through it all I still know quite certainly that
just to be alive is a grand thing.

Quote by Agatha Christie.

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