Monday Mantra
Spend time doing things  you enjoy.

There are so many things we MUST do, it is good to take time to do things that make ourselves happy.

This morning I was greeted with air perfumed by the hyacinth.

It snowed again last night, so I cut my bloomed daffodils to bring inside, then went back and got the purple hyacinth. I kept thinking of the quote:

“If thou of fortune be bereft, 
and in thy store there be but left
two loaves, sell one, and with the
dole, buy hyacinths to feed thy soul.”

Now, you would think I could place that quote, since I have a degree in English Literature, but I cannot. So, I looked it up and found that several attributions have been made

1. John Greenleaf Whittier
2. Elbert Green Hubbard
3. Muslihuddin Sade (a 14th centure Persian poet)
4. The Quran

Whoever you THINK wrote it, isn't it a good thought for the day? Do go enjoy something pleasurable, if only for a few minutes. It will do you good and help pass the time you must spend doing those tasks that do not bring joy.


Suzanne Rostek said...

What a joy your hyacinth is! I'm taking time for beauty right NOW.

Suzanne Rostek said...

What a joy your hyacinth is! I will take time for beauty right NOW.