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Let Us Be Contented – Winston Churchill

Today’s Dewdrop is dedicated to the memory of Spencer Steadman (1978-2019). He was a great man and an exceptional friend as well as an avid admirer of Winston Churchill. This following passage from Churchill’s memoirs was read at his funeral today.


Let us be contented with what has happened and be thankful for all that we have been spared.
Let us accept the natural order of things in which we move.
Let us reconcile ourselves to the mysterious rhythm of our destinies, such as they must be in this world of space and time.
Let us treasure our joys but not bewail our sorrows.
The glory of light cannot exist without its shadows.
Life is a whole, and good and ill must be accepted together.
The journey has been enjoyable and well worth making… once.


Winston Churchill (1874-1965)
From: Thoughts and Adventures

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