Monday, January 9, 2012

om monday: wise words for the new year

i found the following on mariel hemingway's blog last week, and this small but meanginful passage completely spoke to me.  i hope you, too, find the words inspirational.

i do not ask to travel the easy road
but for the courage to endure the road i am on.

i do not ask for fulfillment
but for the humility to accept what is in my path.

i do not ask for perfection in all i do
but for the wisdom not to repeat my mistakes.

i do not ask of these gifts before saying
thank you for all you have given me.

- chief red cloud, ojlala sioux 1819-1891

these words were written well over 100 years ago, yet i feel i could ask for the very same.  life isn't perfect, and we'll never be happy all the time, but if we approach our lives with a sense of wonder and gratitude, we will see the magic in the every day.

credit {here}

namaste : )


  1. With a rough start to 2012, that passage seems very fitting currently. Thanks for sharing them with everyone!


  2. Love the poster...SO very simple and true.

    xoxo from Trinidad

  3. this is great! i needed this today.

  4. Love this quote and SO true! I just happened upon your blog and it is too sweet. I hope you have a wonderful week and Happy Monday!
    Twirling Clare


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