inspiration – those little thingsPosted: July 7, 2010
“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 (1810-1884)
Those little things. The acts of kindness that perhaps only register as significant on our own personal radars. As I get older, it’s those intimate gestures, the thoughtful birthday cards (as opposed to the presents), the handwritten notes and letters through the post that gratify far more than the impersonal medium of email. In the same way, an expensive meal out can be surpassed simply by being made breakfast in bed by someone you really dig; as if you’d made it yourself with all the right components and the tea at optimum drinking temperature.
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