Two recent quotes on my daily Zen calendar really spoke to me and so I thought I'd share them with you all:

"The best things in life are nearest: breath in your nostrils, light in your eyes, flowers at your feet, duties in your hand, the path of right just before you. The do not grasp at the stars, but do life's plain, common work as it comes, certain that daily duties and daily bread are the sweetest things in life." ~ Robert Louis Stevenson

"Count no day lost in which you waited your turn, took only your share, and sought advantage over no one." ~ Robert Brault

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We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.
~ Oscar Wilde