Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Best Things

"The best things in life are nearest: Breath in your nostrils, light in your eyes, flowers at your feet, duties at your hand, the path of right just before you. Then do not grasp at the stars, but do life's plain, common work as it comes, certain that daily duties and daily bread are the sweetest things in life."
I didn't mean to write another blog post today. I was in the middle of several other things, when I decided to find something clever to post as my Facebook status. I found one good quote, but couldn't help letting my eyes fall down the page, and quite suddenly I stumbled on this quote from Robert Louis Stevenson. It sets some of my well-tumbled thoughts going again. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Why slop through the mundane marshland of the slow life when you can explore, discover, and conquer exotic locales? And yet someone has to clean the oven, pull the weeds, hang the laundry. Someone has to be a mother, someone has to be a farmer, someone has to paint lines down the middle of a country road. Of course not everybody could - or we'd have some really confused motorists. But somebody has to! The dutiful are no less beautiful than the daring. What is calling you? Remember that life is made up of lots of things: the bold as well as the quiet. What is your duty? Sweeten it with willingness. I don't do that, and it hurts to face it. But I want to. By the help of Jesus Christ, I will.

1 comment:

Karen Lange said...

I liked the whole thing:)