This is the true joy in life, the being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one; the being a force of nature instead of a feverish, selfish little clod of ailments and grievances complaining that the world will not devote itself to making you happy. I am of the opinion that my life belongs to the whole community, and as long as I live it is my privilege to do for it whatever I can. I want to be thoroughly used up when I die, for the harder I work, the more I live. I rejoice in life for its own sake. Life is no ‘brief candle’ for me. It is a sort of splendid torch, which I have got hold of for the moment, and I want to make to burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations.”
~George Bernard Shaw
Got to do candlelight yoga today–it feels so good to work your core body muscles to the point where they are shaking, and to know that with each exercise, you are getting stronger.
I made all these new year plans/goals/resolutions to go to bed earlier, get up earlier, eat breakfast, take time to enjoy nourishing meals, exercise daily, and to live more like the George Bernard Shaw quote and this:
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