Additional words on what makes a life worth living from a woman who is one of my favorite poets and thinkers of the 19th century…and maybe beyond that:
If I can stop one Heart from breaking
I shall not live in vain
If I can ease one Life the Aching
Or cool one Pain
Or help one fainting Robin
Unto his Nest again
I shall not live in vain.
These beautiful words, striking in their simplicity, remind me of other, more ancient words, also beautiful and simple:
My little children, let us not love in word or in tongue, but in deed and in truth.
~1 John 3:18~