In the meantime……I will post some quotable thoughts I found interesting over time.
Here is one I borrowed from one of the financial letters, of all things. Not sure which one by now but he also wrote a book about living purposeully and i bought it so if I find it on my piles of books will post more of his wisdom.
More than 150 years ago, clergyman and Transcendentalist William Henry Channing described the slow, more relaxed life as his “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, to think quietly, act rankly, talk gently, await occasions, hurry never; in a word, to let the spiritual, unhidden and unconscious, grow up through the common – this is my symphony”
We all have obligations and deadlines. But hurry and extreme future-mindedness impoverish the present. What we value most are love, friendship, solace, beauty and humor. Yet these things are best appreciated or communicated face to face in a calm, relaxed setting.
Slowing down enhances your sense o gratitude, improves your mental and physical health, allows you to gain control o your life, lets you appreciate beauty, and enables you to reconnect with those around you.
Sometimes the best way to spend a day is savoring what you’ve got before it is gone.
That’s it for today, carpe diem