Because I have been thinking about this quote a lot lately…

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Because I have been thinking about this quote a lot lately...

“You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.”
–Jane Goodall

(Photo taken by me on our hike on the Bold Coast)

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3 thoughts on “Because I have been thinking about this quote a lot lately…

  1. In other words, make a positive difference. I like that, because it’s within reach of all of us. Your post has nudged me into a good place for the day. I love moody seashore pics.

  2. mom

    And this from Thoreau: ” … to affect the quality of the day, that is the highest of arts.”

    Here’s the entire quote. Dense but good….

    “It matters not what the clocks say or the attitudes and labors of men. Morning is when I am awake and there is a dawn in me. Moral reform is the effort to throw off sleep. . . . We must learn to reawaken and keep ourselves awake, not by mechanical aids, but by an infinite expectation of the dawn, which does not forsake us in our soundest sleep. I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by a conscious endeavor. It is something to be able to paint a particular picture, or to carve a statue, and so to make a few objects beautiful; but it is far more glorious to carve and paint the very atmosphere and medium through which we look, which morally we can do. To affect the quality of the day, that is the highest of arts. Every man is tasked to make his life, even in its details, worthy of the contemplation of his most elevated and critical hour. If we refused, or rather used up, such paltry information as we get, the oracles would distinctly inform us how this might be done.”

    ——————————
    The Portable Thoreau, ed. Carl Bode (New York: Penguin Books, 1982), Walden, “Where I Lived, and What I Lived For,” pp. 342-3.

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