Life’s Plain, Common Work


I found this poem by Robert Louis Stevenson that I just really like.  He is one of my favorite poets–did you learn about him in elementary school?  I did and even then I could tell he was way cool.  Anyway, just wanted to share this because it really helps me to be grateful for the simple things…


Life’s Plain, Common Work

The best things in life are nearest:
Breath in your nostrils, light in your eyes,
flowers at your feet, duties at your hand,
the path of right just before you.
Then 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.

Ahhh…I am enjoying the breath in my nostrils right now. Or is that baby formula?  Because I think that is what is going on in the photo. Correct me if I’m wrong.


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