February 11, 2013

Love Your Life Monday

Art by Ricardo Chavez Mendez

“However mean your life is, meet and live it; do not shun it and call it hard names. It is not so bad as you are. It looks poorest when you are richest. The fault-finder will find faults even in paradise.

Love your life, poor as it is. You may perhaps have some pleasant, thrilling, glorious hours, even in a poorhouse. The setting sun is reflected from the windows of the almshouse as brightly as from the rich man’s abode; the snow melts before its doors as early in the spring.

Cultivate property like a garden herb, like sage. Do not trouble yourself much to get new things, whether clothes or friends. Turn the old; return to them. Things do not change; we change. Sell your clothes and keep your thoughts…

Superfluous wealth can buy superfluities only. Money is not required to buy one necessity of the soul.”

- Henry David Thoreau


  1. Anonymous2/11/2013

    Beautiful post. Thank You.

  2. Hey Miss Marla, the art alone I could gaze at until the sunflowers are up in the garden. And the H.D.T. quote is one that I have never seen before, but is now a new favourite.

    Both are a reminder to love life now... and now... and now...

  3. Anonymous2/11/2013

    The art work is amazing, I did take a long gaze myself. And as well, I'd not heard that HDT quote before. Perfection.

  4. He wrote that so many years ago and thought like so many before him, yet still today most do not understand the true value of simplicity. Thank you for the reminder...

    MarieG LifeSimplyBalanced.com


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