“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.”
– Steve Jobs
Happy memorial day! I hope you all are doing well and looking forward to the week. Here’s a great quote on courage, enjoy!
Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein
There is a place where the sidewalk ends
And before the street begins,
And there the grass grows soft and white,
And there the sun burns crimson bright,
And there the moon-bird rests from his flight
To cool in the peppermint wind.Let us leave this place where the smoke blows black
And the dark street winds and bends.
Past the pits where the asphalt flowers grow
We shall walk with a walk that is measured and slow,
And watch where the chalk-white arrows go
To the place where the sidewalk ends.Yes we’ll walk with a walk that is measured and slow,
And we’ll go where the chalk-white arrows go,
For the children, they mark, and the children, they know
The place where the sidewalk ends.
A fun poem I remember from my childhood. Easy to read and beautifully written. You just can’t beat simple elegance. Happy Friday!
“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!
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!