Friday, October 9, 2009

Friday Morning

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!



  1. What a sweet picture! Have a great weekend!

  2. Beautiful quote and a lovely picture. Is that your new kitten settling in there?

  3. That's a great quote, very inspiring. I love the picture, too!

    Have a fabulous Friday!

  4. Which kitty is this? And is this your husband?

  5. That is a kitty with a total look of love. Happy Friday to you too!

  6. That is a beautiful quote, Amy. And what an adorable photo! I hope you have a great weekend.

  7. Thanks for the happy thoughts, Amy! It is a nice way to start the weekend.

  8. Amy: Thank you! Jazzy (the cat) can be very sweet when she wants to ne. She adores my husband. Have a great weekend too!

    Vivienne: This isn't the new kitten, Betsy. This is Jazzy. She doesn't like her picture taken and rarely sits still. But she loves my husband so this is one of her quiet moments! Thank you!

    Willoughby: Thanks, I love this quote. I hope you are enjoying your Friday!

    Kathya: Yep, this is Sam (lol) About the only way I can get a picture of him is if he's with one of the cats. This isn't the new kitty, this is Jazzy, she's 3-4 years old and has lived with us about 2 years. She doesn't like the camera though and doesn't sit still very often!

    Sandy: Jazzy adores my husband. He's the only one she really wants petting her or talking to her otherwqise she's pretty grumpy!

    Literary Feline: Thank you! I forgot about this quote until I found it in my journal this morning and was reminded of how inspiring it is. I think the best part of this picture is the look on Jazzy's face looking at my husband. Jazzy can look so angelic, it's just very rare!

    Kathy: Thank you! I hope you have a good, fun weekend! Thank you for visiting!

  9. This is a wonderful quote! So inspiring. Such a sweet photo as well. :)

  10. What a lovely quote! Jazzy looks like she adores Sam. That's a great picture.

  11. I have never heard this quote but it's very wise and I can see why you love it so much.
    The kitty by the way looks exactly like mine, how funny is that?!

  12. What a beautiful quote, and the picture is so great as well. Have a great weekend Amy.

  13. Lisa: Thank you! I mean to post one every day, I have a huge collection of them but it just hasn't happened yet. I know you have a different quote everyday and I love that!

    Pesky Cat: Thank you so much! It's not often Jazzy looks so sweet (Jazzy is the cat! lol) It's good to see you here!

    Lilly: You have a beautiful cat! I love the purely black cats but any black cat I've had is nutty - how about yours?

    Diane: Thank you so much! I hope you're having a great weekend!

  14. Sweet Virginia Breeze: You got it exactly right! Jazzy adores him and pretty much only Sam! She likes me well enough after being around me a couple of years. I am now permitted to pet her and feed her when she's in a good mood. But Sam is her first choice!