Sunday Inspiration: “Living is so dear…”

Why should we live in such a hurry and waste of life? I wish to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life. I wish to learn what life has to teach, and not, when I come to die, discover that I have not lived.

I do not wish to live what is not life, living is so dear, nor do I wish to practice resignation, unless it is quite necessary. I wish to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life.   Henry David Thoreau

Our lives are so precious.  Not just “life” but every single day and minute and moment.  These words by Thoreau, and the image of Walden Pond where he learned “what life has to teach,” are reminders to start each day by opening our eyes as wide as possible to the wonder that surrounds us.


  1. Lucy Golden on April 14, 2013 at 10:39 am

    I try to live life as Thoreau so eloquently wrote. I’m always telling my husband, “it’s the little things,” meaning, the small things in life are what makes the every day minutiae special & meaningful.

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