Fishing for Contentment

October 17





Fishing for contentment is a wonderful pastime but what is used for bait?  Is there a delicacy to dangle before contentment to lure it into my life?  Can I crumble the best biscotti and leave a trail to my door?  I don’t believe contentment swims around waiting to be caught.  I think it’s more like the wild yeast that finds its way to my starter.  If I put the ingredients in my life, contentment will rise to the occasion.



Renew your own understanding of the word NO.



Where do I live?



Fleeter of foot is my goal.

I race to catch the prize thoroughbreds as they flee.

I play chase, I win, I lose, I fall in the mud, I break my leg.


None of this does anything for the horses either,

they are loose and confused;

off  like a shot, but nowhere to go.


I buy better shoes, hire a trainer,

put reflective tack on the stallions and the mares.

In short I go broke.


I had the world of possibilities before me and it ran away;

all because I didn’t close the barn door.





You are reading selections from Sober on the Way to Sane and More Lines From My Life by Sherrie Theriault


About Sherrie Theriault

Sherrie Theriault, writer and outsider artist lives in northwest New Jersey where she writes villain-free fiction for children and young adults, creates coloring books for all ages, writes daily inspiration books for the recovery community and has other works of collected poetry; also adult fiction. Books available on include the following: Cala Mae The Deep Dark Day In The Congenial Chronicles The Holland’s Adventure Fill Me In Fill Me In, Too Filled In Sober on the Way to Sane More Sober on the Way to Sane Lines from My Life More Lines from My Life On-Liners to Live By My Sponsor Said… Elissa: Queen of Carthage Was Love Lost Order of Protection The Story Precedes the Question Can You See? What the Birdies Told Me about You What the Birdies Told Me about You Coloring book The Enchanting Dog Sherrie’s books are available at Blue Stockings, Manhattan, NY, The Clinton Book Shoppe, Clinton, New Jersey, Giovanni’s Room, Philadelphia, PA, Easy Does It in Long Beach, CA and The Latest Thing in Costa Mesa, Ca. You can find Sherrie’s art work at Hang-Ups Gallery in Allentown, PA or online at: Please feel free to contact her there if you have any questions.
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