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/Lo/Sassy said...

That's nice. Thanks for sharing!

fuchsiag said...

Oh, I love it :)

nory said...

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

brookem 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!

Tamstyles 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!!