Sunday, November 28, 2010


My Symphony(adapted)

Dear God,
Help me
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 birds, babes and sages, with open heart,
to hear 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.

~William Henry Channing~


Rachel said...

Simple Elegance, Simple Beauty, Simple Blessings. Love to you!

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Hi Jan:
Lovely sentiment for this beautiful Sunday. I hope you have a great week, my friend.

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