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 listen to stars and birds,
babes and sages with open heart;
to study hard; to think quietly,
act frankly, talk gently,
await occasions, hurry never;
in a word,
to let the spiritual, unbidden and unconscious,
grow up through the common –
this is my symphony.

William Henry Channing


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  1. Good morning to you too,my dear, you know i like your website and whatever new you have i will take it. this one is wonderful, thanks.

  2. This is beautiful, Jonie! I love the poem and the tranquility of the picture you chose to put with it.

  3. Found myself reading this over and over, the words are full of imagery and inspiration!

    Thank you for this gift today!

  4. The quote has much depth to it and is thought provoking. The image that you have taken with it is picture perfect. Ty for this .

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