"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
I read this over at Tulipgirl's site a month or two ago and it has hung on the fridge since then.
I love the the peaceful, practical, gentle tone of it.
Encourage one another,