I saw this written on a friends wall and had to write it down. I think it sums it up nicely.
To live content with small means;to seek elegance rather than luxury, and refinement rather than fashion; to be worthy, not respectable; and wealthy not rich; to study hard, think quietly, talk gently, speak frankly; to listen to stars and birds, babes and sages with open hearts; to bear all cheerfully, do all bravely, await occations, hurry never, in a world, to let the spiritual, unbidden and unconscious grow up through the common. This is to be my symphony.
~William Henry Channing