… Let every one mind his own business, and endeavor to be what he was made.
Why should we be in such desperate haste to succeed and in such desperate enterprises?
If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer.
Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away.
It is not important that he should mature as soon as an apple tree or an oak.
Shall he turn his spring into summer? …
– Henry David Thoreau: Walden
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I was blessed to read a biography of Thoreau this past summer.
Encouraged in being myself,
doing life my way,
loving momma earth,
being so human – bumbling around – making mistakes…
I’m in good company!
Can you relate?
: ) W