Love Your Life
However mean your life is, meet it and live it;
do not shun it and call it hard names. It is not
so bad as you are. It looks poorest when you are
richest. The fault-finder will find faults even
in paradise. Love your life, poor as it is. You
may perhaps have some pleasant, thrilling,
glorious hours, even in a poorhouse. The setting
sun is reflected from the windows of the almshouse
as brightly as from the rich man’s abode; the
snow melts before its door as early in the spring.
I do not see but a quiet mind may live as contentedly
there, and have as cheering thoughts, as in a palace.
source: Henry David Thoreau
image: Eddie’s Garden Photos
Lily, Spring 2018