I went looking for our copy of meditations by Henry David

I went looking for our copy of meditations by Henry David

5/13/2021, 6:11:10 PM
I went looking for our copy of meditations by Henry David Thoreau yesterday and instead found that my husband had added this gorgeous copy of Walden to our collection. . I felt like this little discovery warranted Thoreau themed post today with a few of my favorite Walden quotes. . Do you enjoy spending time in the outdoors? (secret, I love being outside and camping etc, but I do not enjoy reading outside at all. I only read inside. haha) . Walden Woods candle by @hearthandhammer @hearthandhammer , Pine, and Fir. At first sniff I wasn’t sure if I liked it or not, but was surprised that the scent immediately triggered memories of many of my backpacking trips. But when it’s burning it really does make your home smell like the woods. Its such a nostalgic and beautiful scent. 🕯USE CODE: FPD10 for 10%🕯 off anything in @hearthandhammer’s website and Etsy shop . QUOTES: . 🔴I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived. . 🔴However mean your life is, meet and live it; do not shun it and call it hard names. It is not so bad as you are. It looks poorest when you are richest. The fault-finder will find faults even in paradise. Love your life, poor as it is. You may perhaps have some pleasant, thrilling, glorious hours, even in a poorhouse. The setting sun is reflected from the windows of the almshouse as brightly as from the rich man’s abode; the snow melts before its doors as early in the spring. Cultivate property like a garden herb, like sage. Do not trouble yourself much to get new things, whether clothes or friends. Turn the old; return to them. Things do not change; we change. Sell your clothes and keep your thoughts… Superfluous wealth can buy superfluities only. Money is not required to buy one necessary of the soul. . 🔴I learned this, at least, by my experiment: that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.

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