|Josh Billings, Mark Twain, Petroleum V. Nasby|
Josh Billings was the pen name of 19th century American humorist Henry Wheeler Shaw (21 April 1818 – 14 October 1885). He was perhaps the second most famous humor writer and lecturer in the United States in the second half of the 19th century after Mark Twain, although his reputation has not endured so well with later generations. He is noted for his many pithy quotes. One that caught my attention is--
Life consists not in holding good cards but in playing those you hold well.
This reminds me of the versesPhilippians 4:11-13 Not that I was ever in need, for I have learned how to be content with whatever I have. I know how to live on almost nothing or with everything. I have learned the secret of living in every situation, whether it is with a full stomach or empty, with plenty or little. For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength. (NLT)
My wish is to live life well with what I have. And to do so with peace and confidence.