I was in a second-hand bookstore yesterday looking for teeny little treasures to send in care packages to Afghanistan and I found this.
Three important things to know about this book.
1. It was compiled by a man (William H. Grosner)
2. It was given to 'Dora' on 10 January 1918
3. It was "prepared with the view of supplying you with some materials for thought as you travel along the highway of life"
I'm quite taken with it and plan to share bits and pieces with you here. I will start where the editor started. With the morning.
Every day which is born into this world comes like a burst of music, and sings itself all day through. And thou shalt make of it a dance, a dirge, or a life march, as thou wilt. - T. Carlyle
Today I found the tune early and made a dance of my day. It doesn't happen every day and I was certainly helped along the way by the generosity of my friends and family.
I was helped along by their willingness to give up a little of what they have to help people who need it more.
I was helped along by seeing the love pour in from all corners of the globe for a friend in need.
I was helped along, no doubt, by a yoga class focused on inversions. There is nothing like getting upside-down for changing my perspective on the tune.
One way and another it was a dance of a day today. I'm grateful for that.