Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Make Good Use of This Headache, That Cold

'Offer up 
these trifling injuries, 
those petty inconveniences, 
that daily befall you. 
This toothache,
this headache,
this cold, 
this contempt
or scorn.'

St. Francis de Sales

Painting: Frederick Childe Hassam 


  1. Yes, we can offer up these smaller sufferings and annoyances and character flaws within. I will try again to be revolutionary rather than reactionary! Once more, I needed these wise words and the inspiring painting!! I can feel those curtains, taste the orange...and the light.... You are a gem!