“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 study hard, think quietly, talk gently, act frankly, to listen to stars and birds, to babes and sages, with open heart, to bear all cheerfully, to all bravely await occasions, hurry never. In a word, to let the spiritual unbidden and unconscious grow up through the common. This is to be my symphony.”
William Henry Channing (1810-1884)

I have been invited by the glamorous, sweet and all-around lovely Marsha at Splenderosa to participate in a “By Invitation Only” guest post today.  She chose the above quote to express the theme of the guest post, and I adore it.  The older I get, the more I appreciate the small things in life.  Such a cliche, but ever so true.  Every evening, I look forward to a hot bath and a good book.  I do have a Kindle which is great for travel, but I love the heft of a real book in my hands at night.  I also appreciate nature more, I still am pretty high-energy and I find it hard to sit still and just be, but I am aware of the beauty of my surroundings more and more.  And the family and friends who are close to me, and that includes you, my deer fellow bloggers.  I don’t always comment back because my design business keeps me so busy I could cry sometimes (but that’s a good thing, lol!) but know that I appreciate you so much!