“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 stars and birds, to babes and sages, with open heart; to bear all cheerfully, do all bravely, await occasions, hurry never. In a word, to let the spiritual, unbidden and unconscious, grow up through the common. This is to be my symphony.” –William Henry Channing
How often do we consider contentment or fulfillment as worthy goals. Where in your life are you striving, pushing, doing, forcing? Consider your personal symphony. What can you let go? What does your heart have to say? Where are you connected and contributing to the symphony in your communities, large and small. Take a moment and consider your life through this lens. Let the music play!