the beautiful world

"If there is a sin against life, it consists perhaps not so much in despairing of life as in hoping for another life and in eluding the implacable grandeur of this life."
-Albert Camus
This day I pledge to stop taking the beauty of this life for granted.
To enjoy the hot and the cold
To ride rough tides and relax in smooth waters
To climb hills and fall into valleys
To appreciate haves and learn from the have nots

This day I pledge to fall in love every day with a new aspect of this existence
And to give thanks
Because love is only alive when it's recreated every day

This day I pledge to bask in the grace and the goodness of God
And to renew that childlike wonder
And to give love to all
Even those who don't seem to deserve it
Especially those who don't seem to deserve it

Because this life is what I make of it, so I'll make it wonderful.

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Katya said...

agreed! i've been awful at this lately...thanks for the inspiring post :)

kara lynn said...

i absolutely love this quote. you are absolutely correct!! i may just borrow it some time!

i am so glad i found your blog!


m.a.f said...

albert camus gets it right every time. and boy oh boy is this post perfect--your words, perfection. something i need to print out and post over my desk.

Bob Z. said...

1) It would be an good practice (albeit difficult to do while evading prideful thoughts) to look at yourself and recognize the characteristics you posses that other people might be jealous of. Not for self-aggrandizing purposes, but as a way to get a healthy dose of self-esteem.

2) I think loving those who don't seem to deserve it is the very thing that makes charity different from love.