To live content with small means; to seek elegance rather than luxury,
and refinement rather than fashion; to be worthy, not respectable,
and wealthy, not rich; to study hard, think quietly, talk gently, act frankly;
to listen to the stars and birds, to babes and sages, with open heart;
to bear on cheerfully, do all bravely, awaiting occasions, worry never;
in a word to, like the spiritual, unbidden and unconscious,
grow up through the common.
William Ellery Channing
I have always loved this quotation, it's always reminded me of what's really important in life and what brings true happiness and contenment.
I hope you have a happy Friday!