“Often people attempt to live their lives backwards;
they try to have more things,
or more money,
in order to do more of what they want,
so they will be happier.

The way it actually works is the reverse.

You must first be who you really are,
then do what you need to do,
in order to have what you want.”

–Margaret Young

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I was searching for being true to yourself and similar ideas and came across this post and this amazing quote. I have stayed here reading for over 2 hrs now and I can’t stop. I thought it was only fair to take a minute and tell you how very much I am enjoying your blog. This is just wonderful.


Love the quote but what are those spectacular flowers? They look kind of familiar but I can’t place them.

Shirley (Choosing Voluntary Simplicity)

Phyllis, those are Sweet William. I have lots of them in various shades of pink and red… with some white. Pretty, aren’t they?

Aubrey (in Cornish)

I look forward to your inspirational quotes and photos and love your articles about your life. Keep up the good work!

Barbara Schanel

Beautiful! I couldn’t agree more!