Kate shared this by email the other day and gave me permission to post it here with her comment.
To live content with small means;
To seek elegance rather than luxury, and style rather than fashion;
To be worthy, not respectable and wealthy, not rich;
To apply talent, think quietly, talk kindly, act frankly;
To listen to stars and birds, to babes and sages with open heart;
To bear all patiently, do all bravely, await occasions, hurry never;
In short, to let the spiritual, unbidden and unconscious, grow up through the common.
This is my symphony.
- H. Channing
"Thank you all for being women who spur me to all these aspirations, and accept me when I miss them by a mile." - Kate H.