Saturday, October 21, 2006

When Is A Man Educated?

I am a "tea-aholic".. I drink tea more then anything else.. all day long. My favorite are all the different flavors of Celestial Seasoning. This morning I opened a new box of Original India Spice and while waiting for the water to boil I read the box... great morning reading! On the side of each box there is a poem, short story or saying ... this box held a delightful message this morning:

When Is A Man Educated?
When he can look out upon the universe, now lucid and lovely, now dark and terrible, with a sense of his own littleness in the great scheme of things, and yet have faith and courage. When he knows how to make friends and keep them, and above all, when he can keep friends with himself.

When he can be happy alone and high-minded amid the drudgeries of life. When he can look into a wayside puddle and see something besides mud, and into the face of the most forlorn mortal and see something devine.

When he knows how to live, how to love, how to hope, how to pray - is glad to live....and has in his heart a bit of a song

-Joseph Fort Newton

Thought you might like a little morning inspiration as well! Today is Kempo for 3 hours... and then home to enjoy the family.

Have a Blessed Day

1 comment:

~nattie~ said...

thanks for the inspiration. i know celestial seasonings has a whole variety of flavors, i wish i liked them though! the only one i will drink is chamomille... i love the aroma and the taste. it is also calming. (anyway i grew up with this concept, maybe it's just placebo effect...) looks like you're on track for that new teapot, by the way. what is kempo?