This is written by 19th century clergyman William Henry Channing. I have had this for about 15 years. I try to live by it, but rarely succeed to the fullest......
To live content with small means;
To seek elegance rather than luxury,
and refinement rather than fashion;
To be worthy, not respectable;
and wealthy, not rich;
To study hard,
To listen to stars and birds,
To babes and sages, with open heart,
to bear all cheerfully,
do all bravely;
......To let the spiritual unbidden and unconscious,
grow up through the common.
This is to be my symphony.