Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Timeless Words

To awaken each morning with a smile brightening my face:
to greet the day with reverence for the opportunities it contains;
to approach my work with a clean mind;
to hold ever before me, even in the doing of little things,
the ultimate purpose toward which I am working;
to meet men and women with laughter on my lips and love in my heart;
to be gentle, kind, and courteous through all hours;
to approach the night with weariness that ever woos sleep
and the joy that comes from work well done
this is how I desire to waste wisely my days.

Thomas Dekker (1570-1641)
Photo by Peaches


elk said...

such truth from Mr.Dekker...AND your flowers~in awe!

Peaches said...

Thaks, elk.

beth said...

thanks for popping in....
your goose banner, I love it....they look just like the geese here that let me get right up on them without a care in the world !