Monday, November 29, 2010

At Our Own Fireside

I'm currently reading 'The House at Riverton,' by Kate Morton, and came across a beautiful quote that ties into one of my posts from last week:  

"Happiness grows at our own firesides.  It is not to be picked from strangers' gardens."

I'm not sure if this is Morton's quote, or something she heard and shared, but I beginning to see the truth to it.  There is a reason that what we covet from a stranger will not bring us happiness.  It wasn't cultivated specifically for us.  I think I need to focus on cultivating my own brand of happiness, rather than worrying about meeting the standard for my age and place in the world.  

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