Be Kind While You Can

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You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Great advice from a great thinker.  Life is short and it’s easy to forget those important people in our lives; until it’s too late.

Be Yourself

This advice will go a long way towards happiness.  It isn’t an excuse to be selfish or uncaring of others but to find who you are and what you want to be.  A path we’re all on.

henry-david-thoreau“Be yourself- not your idea of what you think somebody else’s idea of yourself should be.”

-Henry David Thoreau

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This is What You Shall Do…

Image:  Mark Summers

Image: Mark Summers

This is what you shall do; Love the earth and sun and the animals, despise riches, give alms to every one that asks, stand up for the stupid and crazy, devote your income and labor to others, hate tyrants, argue not concerning God, have patience and indulgence toward the people, take off your hat to nothing known or unknown or to any man or number of men, go freely with powerful uneducated persons and with the young and with the mothers of families, read these leaves in the open air every season of every year of your life, re-examine all you have been told at school or church or in any book, dismiss whatever insults your own soul, and your very flesh shall be a great poem and have the richest fluency not only in its words but in the silent lines of its lips and face and between the lashes of your eyes and in every motion and joint of your body.

Walt Whitman 1819 – 1892, “This is what you shall do” – from preface of Leaves of Grass (1855).

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Henry David Thoreau

Henry David Thoreau – A man who’s writings have so influenced my thinking over many years.  Died at age 44 (July 12, 1817 – May 6, 1862).  Land surveyor, author, poet, philosopher, abolitionist, naturalist, tax resister, historian, and transcendentalist.Henry_David_ThoreauSee also the Anarcho-Naturism movement.  Sometimes referred to as Green Anarchism.

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