Saturday, 4 April 2009

Chasing sunbeams



Count That Day Lost

If you sit down at set of sun
And count the acts that you have done,
And, counting, find
One self-denying deed, one word
That eased the heart of him who heard,
One glance most kind
That fell like sunshine where it went --
Then you may count that day well spent.

But if, through all the livelong day,
You've cheered no heart, by yea or nay --
If, through it all
You've nothing done that you can trace
That brought the sunshine to one face--
No act most small
That helped some soul and nothing cost --
Then count that day as worse than lost.

George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans)



I hope this Sunday is as sunny as last week. Make the most of it and enjoy yours.

15 comments:

briannelee said...

That little doll is so cute!

simplyblogged said...

happy weekend. love that little garland of dried flowers.

Sophie Appleby said...

I just adore the beautiful vignettes you create. Fabulous old frames, I've been searching for some of those myself today. Hope the sunshine found you :)
Sophie x

blossom said...

i love the poem....and the little doll is so cute
have a sunny sunday xx

Light and Writing said...

Perfect little spots of home! I have found a new favorite poem, thank you!

Helen said...

So sweet.

Thanks so much for stopping by my cupboard. The little flag bunting says hello :)

Jeanneoli said...

Beautiful poem!

Ania said...

inspirational poem :)

Brittany Noel said...

Beautiful post, Jess.

Diane said...

lovely post.. and that vase is such a great shape.

Melissa de la Fuente said...

I love this poem....how sweet and how true. I hope you had a sunny one hun. :)
xo
Melis

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Harmony said...

What a beautiful poem and what beautiful photos.

Thankyou

Sam said...

What a wonderful poem - almost worth commiting to memory - so true and lovely! Many thanks for that - have a terrific Easter break.

Kirti said...

My God,
That poem is beautiful and I can't believe I have never read it before! Well, you've cast a little sunshine on my heart, so consider this day a day well spent...
Also, you have a lovely blog...stunning images...love the combination of inspiration/fashion...