The origin really isn't the important part though with a song this swell. Everyone just wants to sing it from Ella Fitgerald to Johnny Cash and everywhere in between....myself included.
I hope that you have a satisfied mind. As long as you've got that you are set. I've found that as I simplify and slow down in life it is just that much easier to be satisfied with life. When you are thrilled with the simple things it is easy to be happy.
How many times have you heard someone say,
If I had his money I'd do things my way.
But little they know,
That it's so hard to find,
One rich man in ten with a satisfied mind.
Once I was wading in fortune and fame.
Everything that I dreamed of to get a start in life's game.
But suddenly it happened,
I lost every dime.
But I'm richer by far with a satisfied mind.
When life has ended and my time has run out,
My friends and my loved ones,
I'll leave there's no doubt.
But one thing for certain,
When it comes my time,
I'll leave this old world with a satisfied mind.