August 19th 2011 2:29 pm
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There's nothing like words of wisdom to make us think that everything's gonna be all right after all!! Here's an example:
Go placidly amid the noise and the haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible without surrender be on good terms with all persons. Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even to the dull and the ignorant, they too have their story. Avoid loud and aggressive persons, they are vexations to the spirit.
If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain or bitter; for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself. Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans. Keep interested in your own career, however humble; it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.
Exercise caution in your business affairs, for the world is full of trickery. But let not this blind you to what virtue there is; many persons strive for high ideals, and everywhere life is full of heroism. Be yourself. Especially do not feign affection. Neither be cynical about love; for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment it is as perennial as the grass. Take kindly the counsel of the years, gracefully surrendering the things of youth.
Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune. But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings. Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness. Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here. And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.
Therefore, be at peace with God, whatever you conceive Him to be. And whatever your labors and aspirations in the noisy confusion of life, keep peace in your soul. With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams; it is still a beautiful world. Be cheerful.
Strive to be happy.
--- Max Ehrmann, 1927
This has gotten mom through some really tough days over the years, so we wanted to share it with you.
Love to all!! Tink
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Thanks for sharing, it is so true...we all need to take a step back sometimes, especially these days when so much is going on...
purrs and hugs
Dere bees many days daddy asks why bother?? then he steps back, and sees us!! And realizes he is needed.
Dear Tink, da need is always. It's a God given priviledge to realize we all have purpose 'n we all need each other to remain true to ourselves. We all have a right to be here! Sweet thoughts..Thanks U fur dat message of hope 'n inspiration! Mom always realizes her need when her looks into my eyes, each 'n efury day! Blizz, yes, it does matter dood, WE matter!!
Big hugs 'n mush love,
Tink that's beautiful! Thank you for sharing that.
My mom remembers having to memorize that in school. Had totally forgotten it till now! Was great then, great now!
thats is very inspiring except idk who that person is who wrote it.
Thanks Tink....that is lovely and brings a pause for thought!!
Thanks Tink! Mom had a poster of the Desiderata on her wall.
She hasn't thought about it in years. thanks for reminding us.
"With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be cheerful. Strive to be happy."
Mom hadn't seen this for years either...she thinks she used to have it on a bookmark. Re-reading it now that she is older means different things to her then it did when she was younger. Thanks for sharing this.
Very interesting. We like it. :)
Thank You Tink.
I like it Tink! Here is moms all time favorite quote:
"Finish each day and be done with it.
You have done what you could.
Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in;
forget them as soon as you can.
Tomorrow is a new day;
begin it well and serenely
and with too high a spirit
to be encumbered with your old nonsense."
~Ralph Waldo Emerson
Mom sometimes has to read that over and over again. It makes her feel better. :)
Hunter that's a GREAT one! Love Emerson.
We're very late in seeing this, Tink. Thank you for posting. We all can learn something from it.