Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Another year comes and another year goes. . .

Excepts taken from "Just Thoughts of a Plain Country Woman"  December 29, 1946

"Another year goes. Another year comes. The days of the one that passed will seem exactly like the days
of the one that is to come except that it is our man-made way of giving ourselves a new start, another chance.

And it is well, for all life and nature run in cycles-a beginning, a maturity, and a close; the mistakes and failures of yesterday are off-set by the opportunities of today and the hopes of tomorrow."  . . . 
So this is my New Year's resolution:
To try to live today well,
"To be worthy, not respectable, and wealthy, not rich; to study hard, think quietly, talk gently, act frankly; to listen to stars and birds, babies and sages, with open heart; to bear all cheerfully, do all bravely, await occasions, hurry never:  in a word,  to let the spiritual,unbidden and unconscious, grow up through the common."


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