Published December 18, 2007 by missharleyquinn

“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), American Unitarian clergyman, writer and philosopher

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  • How strange, this was a quote on a Birthday card I received today, it is one of my favorites.
    I have an illustrated autographed copy of Mary Engelbreits tribute to this poem that was also a Birthday gift, many years ago.
    Thank you…
    a little magic
    from the radiant one.

    Well, Happy Birthday darlin’. It’s sort of funny that its your birthday, I was at the store over the weekend, buying birthday cards for my mom and felt this overwhelming urge to buy you one as well…I’ve got to stop fighting these nudges. 🙂

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    xoxoxox

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