Sunday, October 19, 2008

"If the day and the night are such that you greet them with joy,
and life emits a fragrance like flowers and sweet-scented herbs
--that is your success."

Henry David Thoreau

9 comments:

Lee said...

Yep. Have to agree with that.

Little Lamb said...

To joy and fragrance!

foam said...

internal contentment ..
that is success indeed..

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puerileuwaite said...

I started to read "Walden's Pond" once, but couldn't get past the thought that Thoreau had WAY too much time on his hands. The Thoreau of today might be spotted at a large indoor mall; writing observations about all of the shoppers in his journal, and perhaps getting harassed by mall security. He sure was thorough, though.

dianne said...

Yes dear Lee sounds good to me too. :) ♥ xoxoxox

dianne said...

Yes Lil Lambie my dear, to joy and fragrance, may we always experience both! ♥

Thanks so much for putting your name in my 'Followers' list, it does mean so much to me. ♥ :) xoxox

dianne said...

Foamie my dearest,how true. I measure success by the simple things in my life, those that bring me happiness, love and friendship. ♥

I haven't quite reached internal contentment yet or complete fulfilment but I'm getting there.

I do however look at the things in life that I do have and value, like family and friends and consider myself fortunate.♥ xoxox :)

dianne said...

Yes Puggles my sweet, "Walden's Pond" is a big read and requires concentration, which I was lacking at the time. ♥ xoxox
Yes Thoreau did seem to have a lot of time on his hands for his observations of people and I should think today he might be arrested for loitering should he sit there studying passers by.
Yes my love he was 'thorough'. :)