As I was thinking about contentment, this childhood song came to my mind.


Serbian Children’s Song

sung by my mother

and oftentimes directed towards me:

Ja se chesto naburim i stanem iza vrata. I se burim, i burim, za dva ipo sata.

[I often pout and stand behind a door. I pout and pout for 2 1/2 hours.]

Onda moja mama me pita, “Ruzice, zashto se burish?” Ja kazem, “Neznam i sama.”

[Then my mom asks me, “Rosie, why are you pouting?” I reply, “I don’t know.”]


1 Timothy 6:6 & 7 “Now there is great gain in godliness with contentment, for we brought nothing into the world, and we cannot take anything out of the world.”