A HEALTH-PROMOTING ART.
here’s a beautiful art that is sadly neglected, . And daily I wonder to see it rejected By some who’d be healthy and wealthy and wise, By just condescending to open their eyes. And look at things fairly with never a pout— , . ~, I refer to the fine art of doing without. •"Why, that’s nothing wonderful,’ maybe you’ll say, "I do without things I want everyday ! ” Quite likely you do, but how do you do it— With good grace, or a face that s as blue as a bluet ? There’s a wonderful difference (just jot that down) Between giving up things with a smile or a frown, And that is precisely the difference between The artist and bungler—you see what I mean ? You can’t,do as you like? Then do as you can ; I’m suretyou will find it the very best plan. Can’t have what you want ? Take ‘what you can get ; No better device has been patented yet. ’Tis the bravest and blithest jand best by far. Not to let little losses you happiness mar. ’Tis an art that needs practice ; of that there’s no doubt, But ’tis worth it—this art of doing without. —Selected.
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A HEALTH-PROMOTING ART., Southern Cross, Volume 15, Issue 8, 25 May 1907
A HEALTH-PROMOTING ART. Southern Cross, Volume 15, Issue 8, 25 May 1907
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