Thank you for another beautiful day, the opportunity to play and learn from all of life’s wonderful experiences
The world is your exercise book
The pages on which you do your sums,
It is not reality,
Although you can express reality there if you wish
You are also free to write nonsense or lies,
or to tear the pages
You work that you may keep pace with the earth and the soul of the earth.
When you work you are a flute through whose heart the whispering of the hours turns to music.
Always you have been told that work is a curse and labour a misfortune.
But as I say to you that when you work you fulfil a part of earth’s furthest dream, assigned to you when that dream was born,
And in keeping yourself with labour you are in truth loving life,
And to love life through labour is to be intimate with life’s inmost secret.
– Khalil Gibran