The best things in life are nearest: Breath in your nostrils, light in your eyes, flowers at your feet, duties at your hand, the path of right just before you. Then do not grasp at the stars, but do life's plain, common work as it comes, certain that daily duties and daily bread are the sweetest things in life.
~Robert Louis Stevenson
Part of me believes this whole-heartedly. Part of me doesn't. Sometimes (like right now) I dream of a completely simple life. One that these pictures of a place actually for sale on 12 acres of land (hint hint - want to know what to get me for Christmas?!) would create.
Right now I feel like hanging laundry on the clothes line, slicing into some freshly baked bread, pulling weeds in a garden, setting the table for family dinner.....
Then other times, I'm excitedly anxious as I reach for the stars - dreams and ambitions of lofty goals .... Live my life in anticipation, because the goals I've set are propelling me onward. It's life where every moment brings a little flutter because what's next is bound to be exciting!
Ideals are like stars: you will not succeed in touching them with your hands, but like the seafaring man on the desert of waters, you choose them as your guides, and following them you reach your destiny.
So who am I? The comfortable homemaker or the ambitious achiever? I don't know.
Do you know which you are?
house photos from realtor.com the others are mine :)
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