Tuesday, March 22, 2011

a reflection

to live content with small means;
to seek elegance rather than luxury, and refinement rather than fashion;
to be worthy, not respectable, and wealthy, not, rich;
to listen to stars and birds, babes and sages, with open heart;
to study hard;
to think quietly, act frankly, talk gently, await occasions, hurry never;
in a word, to let the spiritual, unbidden and unconscious,
grow up through the common ~ this is my symphony

~ william henry channing (1810-1884)

3 comments:

Morning T said...

Lovely words Cindy! So glad you found me today and thanks again for your suggestion on my table. Your blog is fabulous and I love your header.
xo~
T

Tami said...

Beautiful! Thanks for stopping by to visit leaving a sweet comment and following my blog. What a fun blog you have...I lived in Texas for three years, just north of Corpus Christi in Portland....loved it!! It has been sometime since I have blogged and I am trying to get back in the swing. Looking forward to reading your posts. Have a great week!! ;o)

Sharon Lovejoy said...

Thanks so much for the lovely and true words by Channing. I adore this and will copy it for my journal.

All joys to you,

Sharon Lovejoy Writes from Sunflower House and a Little Green Island