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OfflineBluMonkee
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May have seen it.......
    #2056824 - 10/30/03 12:41 PM (13 years, 1 month ago)

...maybe you haven't. Either way, someone shared this with me about a year ago and it really impacted me. Since I first read this I have posted it where I start everyday taking the time to read it and appreciate it's words before I start my day. Just wanted to pass it along for what it's worth to anyone......

"Desiderata"

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 vexatious 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 this not 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.



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"If I don't see ya' in the future, I'll see ya' in the pasture"


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InvisibleRipple
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Re: May have seen it....... [Re: BluMonkee]
    #2056855 - 10/30/03 12:56 PM (13 years, 1 month ago)

Very Good!

Thanks for posting that, I will copy it and read it again I think!


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Re: May have seen it....... [Re: Ripple]
    #2056874 - 10/30/03 01:06 PM (13 years, 1 month ago)

thank you


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OfflineNoviseer
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Re: May have seen it....... [Re: student]
    #2056893 - 10/30/03 01:17 PM (13 years, 1 month ago)

oooh, very nice.  I'm printing that up and putting it on my door, so I can see it every morning as I leave my room.  thanks :heart:


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OfflineBluMonkee
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Re: May have seen it....... [Re: student]
    #2056904 - 10/30/03 01:20 PM (13 years, 1 month ago)

Thank you guys for taking the time to read it :sun:  I hope it comes to mean as much to you as it has to me  :wink: 


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