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What Does It Take

A million dollars does not a wealthy man make,
For many are much deeper in the hole.
A head full of knowledge does not a wise man make,
For none can know the whole.

The absence of pain does not a healthy man make,
For some will die with no pain.
The abundance of things does not a happy man make,
For some will know no gain.

To know or have none of the above mentioned things
May be for you God’s will.
There is great contentment this absence sometimes brings,
As you abide in His presence still.

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  1. Date: 10/29/2012 9:44:00 AM
    Enjoyed reading this morn.. I am glad that I chose it to read..Great wisdom or years lived have given you some knowledge of what life can give..Sara

  1. Date: 10/29/2012 6:16:00 AM
    Wise words!