Friday, August 10, 2012

Friday Quote

“I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived. I did not wish to live what was not life, living is so dear; nor did I wish to practise resignation, unless it was quite necessary. I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life, to live so sturdily anSpartan-like as to put to rout all that was not life, to cut a broad swath and shave close, to drive life into a corner, and reduce it to its lowest terms.”- Henry David Thoreau, Walden: Or, Life in the Woods 

I am not suggesting that we all follow in Henry David Thoreau's footsteps and live spartan lives in the woods, but I am suggesting that we be more intentional about living life, about the choices we make each day, and about enjoying the journey and not merely counting down time until the destination is reached.  I am suggesting that we develop an awareness of the beauty that is all around us, the blessings that God bestows upon us each day, and to live more in the present rather than dwell on the past or worry about the future.

1 comment:

Elisabeth said...

Amen to this. I love this!!