IMG_0340.JPG

Thoroughly Alive

We must hunger after the beautiful and the good...

 

Be glad of life...

...because it gives you the chance to love and to work and to play and to look up at the stars; to be satisfied with your possessions; to despise nothing in the world except falsehood and meanness, and to fear nothing except cowardice; to be governed by your admirations rather than by your disgusts; to covet nothing that is your neighbor's except his kindness of heart and gentleness of manners; to think seldom of your enemies, often of your friends, and every day of Christ - to spend as much time as you can, with body and with spirit, in God's out of doors, these are the little guideposts on the footpath to peace. -Henry Van Dyke

 

717px-Winslow_Homer_-_Apple_Picking