Counting It Right

Counting It Right

Count your gardens by the flowers,
Never by leaves that fall.

Count your days by golden hours,
Don’t remember the clouds at all.

Count your nights by stars, not shadows.
Count your life with smiles, not tears.

And with joy on every birthday,
Count your age by friends, not years.

~ Unknown Author

To The Woods

Into The Woods

“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 and Spartan-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