"If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours ... In proportion as he simplifies his life, the laws of the universe will appear less complex, and solitude will not be solitude, nor poverty poverty, nor weakness weakness." - Henry David Thoreau
.... they got up to leave while i was still waiting, and i told them to "have a good day!". the old man responded with full sincerity and sweetness- "every day is a good day". the thing is, i know he meant it. whatever might come at him, he's able to fully appreciate each of his days on this planet, to see the big picture- that even life's most brutal lessons are gift.