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 study hard, think quietly, talk gently,
act frankly, to listen to stars, birds, babes,
and sages with open heart, to bear all cheerfully,
do all bravely, await occasions, hurry never.
In a word, to let the spiritual,
unbidden and unconscious,
grow up through the common.
This is to be my symphony.
I had hopes of digging in the garden today, but Mother Nature wouldn't co-operate. She sent a biting north wind and despite the sun shining, the temperatures were too cold to stay outside for very long.
Instead I spent my Saturday doing a little early spring cleaning, a sink full of sudsy water, and a cabinet full of country roses.
The earth is soaked from three days of rain, leaving us with an eerie landscape this morning.
Long winter days are now warming, blue skies and sunshine, what could be more soul-stirring.
Today reached a high of 73 degrees, balmy for a January winter's day.
Perfect for doing a few outdoor chores.