Monday, August 23, 2010

Inspire: With What You Have

"Do what you can,
with what you have,
where you are."

 - Theodore Roosevelt

I came across this quote on the Productive Flourishing page.  I have not yet used any of their products/freebies, but I am planning on it.  It fits pretty well with a quote that I'm trying to work with and live life by.  That quote is 'Use it up, wear it out, make do or do without.'  Pretty basic and understandable, isn't it?  But it's a hard one to live by consistently.

This quote by Roosevelt sums it up even better.  Just do what you can with what you have.  Don't worry about not having a big house or a perfect yard for a garden, just do it.  Don't worry about not having the best schooling ever if you want to be a writer/artist.  Just do it.

It makes you think, as well, of the little joys we have.  I listened to the first podcast of a pagan show called Standing Stone, Garden Gate yesterday and this came up there as well.  One of the hosts read a few passages by a philosopher who stated, basically:  It doesn't matter if you are rich or poor, it is inside you to be happy, no matter your lot in life.

What does this mean for you?  Do you already make do with what you have?  Are you happy about it? 

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