"It's been a long, cold winter, and I am eager for warm weather. I'm tired of seeing bare trees and lifeless brown leaves covering the ground. I long to see wildflowers poke through the dead leaves and to watch the woods turn green once more. Yet even as I anticipate my favorite season, I hear my mother's voice saying, <<Don't wish your life away.>>"
("Amish Values for your Family", Suzanne Woods Fisher)