The Good Life

Read these poems and quotes about the good life. We may all have a different definition of what constitutes the good life. Let the verses in these poems give you thoughts to consider.

And, the quotes are ones which have positive words about the good life; people who have experienced life give their thoughts about the good life!


But is This The Good Life?

Poet: Catherine Pulsifer

I bought what I wanted,
whether I needed it or not.
Whether I had the money or not.
Oh, credit cards the wonder of our time.
I ended up with material things I could ever want.
But is this the good life?

I worked 12 hour days,
Plus traveling time of 2 hours a day,
I often worked nights and weekends
I had a high paying job.
But is this the good life?

There was no time for family or friends,
On the weekends I caught up on my sleep,
Baking, cooking, cleaning, I had someone else do that.
But is this the good life?

I was stressed out most of the time,
But, we went on holidays,
We had the two cars,
And the cottage and the house.
But is this the good life?

The answer - not for me!
So I set my goals to be:
Less work, less money, but more time
I wouldn't go back, not a dime.
I have time for my family and friends,
And I am no longer rushing to the day's end.
No longer stressed, not as much strife,
This is the good life!


The Good Life


Rules (For A Good Life)
by John Wesley

Do all the good you can,
By all the means you can,
In all the ways you can,
In all the places you can,
At all the times you can,
To all the people you can,
As long as ever you can.


Good Quotes About Life

good quotes about life


Life is too precious and too short to site around regretting lost opportunities.

Lynda Field, Weekend Life Coach
Life Quotes



Good things happen to people who do good things.

Robin Sharma, The Greatness Guide
Poems of Encouragement



But you are the only person alive who has sole custody of your life.
Your particular life. Your entire life.
Not just your life at a desk, or your life on the bus, or in the car, or at the computer.
Not just the life of your mind, but the life of your heart.
Not just your bank account, but your soul.

Anna Quindlen, A Short Guide to a Happy Life
Inspirational Poems



Each of us is born with a unique potential that defines a destiny. We are given the chance to do what no one has ever done before and to leave our distinctive mark on the world before we die.

Robert K. Cooper, The Other 90%
Positive Poems



Contentment does not mean that we never want to see change or improvement, but it does mean that we will do the best we can with what we have. It also means that we will maintain attitude that allows us to enjoy the gift of life.

Joyce Meyer, eat the cookie. . .buy the shoes
Best Attitude Quotes



Difficult times are necessary, for they are a yardstick by which we measure how good life can be.

Donald Neviaser, The Inner View
Difficult Times Quotes



A good life, a life well lived, a successful life, is one in which a person became the person they were born to be and lived out their unique calling in life.

Ryan Lui, Being is Greater than Doing
Success Quotes


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