20 days until Spring
It is not good to be too free. It is not good to have everything one wants.
If we had everything we ever wanted, what would we have to hope for, what would we have to do? I say I’m contented with what I do have and that I have everything I need, but that doesn’t mean that I don’t have some hope for some things I’d like to have.
I like to have a warm sunny spring day to enjoy
I’d like to have a nap on the porch
I’d like to have all my family together in one place at the same time.
I don’t need these things, but I would like to have them.
It’s the same with obligations. We sometimes feel the weight of them on our shoulders. There are plenty of things we really don’t want to do. We’d like to be free of them. Yet it is a good thing we have them. They force us to do what we really don’t want to do sometimes, but what is really the best thing for us in the long run. Without a list of things to do, I’d get bored. Thankfully I don’t think I’ve ever had one of those in my life.
Life is made up, not of great sacrifices or duties, but of little things, in which smiles and kindness, and small obligations given habitually, are what preserve the heart and secure comfort.
Sir Humphrey Davy