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,
await occasions, hurry never;
in a word, to let the spiritual,
unbidden and unconscious,
grow up through the common
~ this is my symphony.
William Harry Channing.
This is my wish for you on this snowy Sunday.