Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Here is my New Year's Resolution. I found this quote while searching for something for a New Year's card, because we didn't quite get the Christmas cards out in time.

I will seek elegance rather than luxury, refinement rather than fashion. I will seek to be worthy more than respectable, wealthy and not rich. I will study hard, think quietly, talk gently, and act frankly. I will listen to stars and birds, babes and sages, with an open heart. I will bear all things cheerfully, do all things bravely await occasions and hurry never. In a word I will let the spiritual, unbidden and unconscious grow up through the common. William Ellery Channing

If I can manage to live by the words of this quote I think it will be a good year indeed.

Also, I think I like the surprise of a card arriving in January. Since the advent of Facebook and email and blogs it seems Christmas is one of the only times you get real, personal mail anymore. That makes me sad because there is nothing more beautiful than a hand written letter.