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

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11 thoughts on “Love Your Life

  1. Ann Frank could attest to this. Many can. I agree. Life isn’t always as we’d like it but we can find grains of gold to be grateful for in almost every circumstance.

  2. While the message of this post is a worthy one, it is clear to me that Henry David was incapable of even imagining the grubby windows, filth encrusted snow, and complete dehumanization of an incarcerated experience. He couldn’t even handle the mundanity of ordinary Caucasian city life!

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