The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook.
A quote that now holds personal meaning for me, as James suggests we choose not to respond to most negativity, either in our present or stored in the attic of the past.
Hope is both the earliest and the most indispensable virtue inherent in the state of being alive.
The discretion of a person defers his anger; and it is his glory to pass over a provocation.
I needed a reminder of this proverb today and a reminder of summer sunsets as Michigan heads into the grays of November. Of course, it’s always something to keep in mind on social media.
Wisdom is seeing something in a non-habitual manner.
— William James
Sometimes the most beautiful thing is precisely the one that comes unexpectedly and unearned, hence something given truly as a present
And so it was with this little jewel of a lake, which suddenly appeared out of the woods as I was turning the corner on a country road.
is a Japanese word meaning, literally, “forest bathing,” and it refers to the therapeutic effects of time spent in the woods. We’re very familiar with this concept in MIchigan, though I don’t think we have such a cool word for it. These particular trees are in Hartwick Pines state park. They’re old growth and by a happenstance have never been logged.