To live content…..

“To live content with small means; to seek elegance rather than luxury, 
and refinement rather than fashion; to be worthy, not respectable, 
and wealthy, not rich; to study hard, think quietly, talk gently, 
act frankly; to listen to stars and birds, to babes and sages, 
with open heart; to bear all cheerfully, do all bravely, await occasions, hurry never. 
In a word, to let the spiritual, unbidden and unconscious, grow up through the common. 
​This is to be my symphony.”
William Henry Channing