Is it so small a thing to have enjoyed the sun,
to have lived light in the spring,
to have loved, to have thought,
to have done?
~ Matthew Arnold ~
Everyone should carefully observe
which way his heart draws him,
and then choose that way
with all his strength.
~ Hasidic saying ~
Balance is the perfect state of water.
Let it be our model.
It remains quiet within and
is not disturbed on the surface,
~ Confucius ~
Forever is composed of nows.
~ Emily Dickinson ~
Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet
and the wind longs to play with your hair.
~ Khalil Gibran ~
Great things are not done by impulse,
but by a series of small things
~ Vincent van Gogh ~
Happiness is as a butterfly which, when pursued,
is always beyond our grasp,
but if you will sit down quietly,
may alight upon you.
~ Nathaniel Hawthorne ~
Heaven is under our feet as well as over our heads.
~ Henry David Thoreau ~
I awoke this morning with a devout thanksgiving
for my friends, the old and the new.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson ~
I believe a leaf of grass
is no less than the journey-work
of the stars.
~ Walt Whitman ~
I think that I shall never see
a poem lovely as a tree.
~ Joyce Kilmer ~
I have just three things to teach:
simplicity, patience, compassion.
These three are your greatest treasures.
~ Lao Tzu ~
In every walk with nature
one receives far more than he seeks.
~ John Muir ~
Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes.
Don’t resist them — that only creates sorrow.
Let reality be reality.
Let things flow naturally forward
in whatever way they like.
~ Lao Tzu ~
Gratitude is the fairest blossom
which springs from the soul.
~ Henry Ward Beecher ~
As soon as you trust yourself,
you will know how to live.
~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe ~
It is not how much we have,
but how much we enjoy
that makes happiness.
~ Charles Haddon Spurgeon ~
It is never too late to be what you might have been.
~ George Eliot ~
We should all do what, in the long run, gives us joy,
even if it is only picking grapes or sorting the laundry.
~ E.B. White ~
It is the sweet, simple things
which are the real ones after all.
~ Laura Ingalls Wilder ~