Here at YA Blog HQ this week is a bit busy with holidays and travel, but we wanted to take a moment to share this gem from Monday's Thought for the Day (a daily excerpt from Easwaran's book Words to Live By.) We found the quote from Henry David Thoreau so lovely, and were amazed by the lift of inspiration we got from just a short paragraph of Easwaran's commentary.
We hope you have a wonderful week!
Thought for the Day – November 24
Goodness is the only investment which never fails.
– HENRY DAVID THOREAU
Discrimination is the precious capacity to see the difference between what is pleasant for the moment and what is fulfilling always. Today we are surrounded by a bewildering array of glittering lifestyles and models of behavior, most of which deliver just the opposite of what they promise. We need to make wise choices every moment just to keep from being swept away. For a long time, these choices are not easy. Often they go against the grain of our conditioning. It takes real courage and endurance to go on making such choices day in and day out. But once you begin to taste the freedom it brings, you will find a fierce joy in choosing something of lasting benefit.