i really like this quote:
"...Such is a random, superficial picture of the year 1817,now largely forgotten. History discards nearly all these odds and ends and cannot do otherwise; the larger scene absorbs them. Nevertheless such details, which are wrongly called trifling - there are no trifles in the human story, no trifling leaves on the tree- are not without value. It is the lineaments of the years which form the countenace of the century."
Everyone's story, their very life counts. Sometimes we allow the drudge of life to weigh us down and to make us think that we are nothing, not worthy, of no value - but no, that is not so. Every moment of our life counts for something.
A good reminder to live each moment well.