Quote of the week

“A man has to learn that he cannot command things, but that he can command himself; that he cannot coerce the wills of others, but that he can mold and master his own will: and things serve him who serves Truth; people seek guidance of him who is master of himself.”
– James Allen

This is such a truthful quote. The only certainty in life is ourselves. When we try to control the world around us we lose control and find ourselves plunged into the chaos we set about escaping from. Just be yourself and don’t fear others judgement of you. If you let others dictate how you act, then you truly will have never lived. Hope this quote was inspirational and I hope your weeks go well!

Fruitful Friday

Nothing Gold Can Stay by Robert Frost

Nature’s first green is gold,
Her hardest hue to hold.
Her early leaf’s a flower;
But only so an hour.
Then leaf subsides to leaf.
So Eden sank to grief,
So dawn goes down to day.
Nothing gold can stay.

One of my favorite poems of all time. This is one of the few poems that I heard as a child that really stuck and I think that speaks volumes. It is such a beautiful poem, representing the wear and tear the environment has on a person. People start out as gold, slowly fading as life wears them down. The early leaf is a flower, a sign of beauty, but that only lasts so long. After this hour leaf subsides to leaf, each person, each moment indistinguishable from the next. Dawn represents the excitement of something new, something fresh but even that wears down to day. So in truth, nothing gold can stay. Have a great weekend everybody!

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