Friday, February 19, 2010

My Symphony

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 and buds, to babes, and 
sages, with open heart; await occasions, 
hurry never...this is my symphony.
~William Henry Channing, as seen in Oprah magazine

12 comments:

Lauren @ Sassy Molassy said...

That's nice. Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Oh, I love it :)

Anonymous said...

Lovely idea of looking at life! Perhaps something for our tumblr which I've neglected for ages =)

megabrooke said...

i like that! and good timing for me to read this today.

Ally said...

That is a good one. I love quotations. :)

Rachel Elizabeth said...

Oh Oprah. How I love thee and the cool stuff you put in your magazine.

chickbug said...

Love it. Just what I needed to read.

Kyla Roma said...

"to be worthy, not respectable" Ha!

Oh that is all me. Love this, thank you for sharing.

Katie said...

sometimes i wish your blog had a "like" button. :) thanks for the inspiration!

melissa said...

one of my favorite quotes ever. thank you for sharing!

###### said...

love that....love it.

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

This quote totally reminds me of our conversation last night! It sums up what we are both striving for! Thanks for sharing!!