DESIDERATA

Julie - posted on 06/23/2011 ( 2 moms have responded )

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Go placidifly amid the noise and 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 the dull and the ignorant , they to have their story.



Avoid loud and aggressive persons,

they are a vexations to the spirit.

If you compare yourself with others. you may become vain and bitter.

for always there will be a 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 is full of heroisim



Be Yourself, Especially, do not feign affection. Neither be cynical about love.

for in the fall of all aridity and disenchantment it is as perennial as the grass.



Take kindly the counsel of years, gracefully surrendoring 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 labours and aspirations in the noisy confusion of life keep peace with your soul.



with all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams it is still a beautiful world

Be cheerful Strive to be Happy



Written by Max Ehrmann in 1927



My spiritual Gran gave me this when I was 10 years of age it as stood me in good stead through my life.

Disgussion does anyone else have a verse or a poem that helps you when your feeling low a healing poem In the meantime I hope you like mine

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Julie - posted on 06/26/2011

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Hi Jan I like yours as well I will print it off for my wall of positive thoughts I have in my bedroom.

with love and light Julie

Jan - posted on 06/26/2011

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OH AMETHYST! I have always loved this Deserada, I was sent the following to encourage me to keep my chin level with the ground, and neither take myself too seriously nor allow others to get to me. Hope others find this helpful also.
A Birth Certificate shows that we were born
A Death Certificate shows that we died
Pictures show that we live!
Have a seat. Relax . . .
and read this slowly.
I Believe...
That just because two people argue,
It doesn't mean they don't love each other.
And just because they don't argue,
It doesn't mean they do love each other.
I Believe...
That we don't have to change friends if
We understand that friends change.
I Believe....
That no matter how good a friend is,
they're going to hurt you,
every once in a while
and you must forgive them for that.
I Believe.....
That true friendship continues to grow,
even over the longest distance.
Same goes for true love.
I Believe...
That you can do something in an instant
That will give you heartache for life.
I Believe....
That it's taking me a long time
To become the person I want to be.
I Believe...
That you should always leave loved ones with Loving words.
It may be the last time you see them.

I Believe....
That you can keep going long after you think you can't.
I Believe....
That we are responsible for what
We do, no matter how we feel.
I Believe...
That either you control your attitude or it controls you.
I Believe....
That heroes are the people
who do what has to be done
when it needs to be done,
regardless of the consequences.
I Believe....
That my best friend and I
can do anything or nothing
and have the best time..
I Believe....
That sometimes the people you expect to kick you when you're
down will be the ones to help you get back up.
I Believe...
That sometimes when I'm angry
I have the right to be angry, but that
doesn't give me the right to be cruel.
I Believe...
That maturity has more to do with what types of experiences you've had
And what you've learned from them and less to do with how many birthdays you've celebrated.
I Believe.....
That it isn't always enough,
to be forgiven by others.
Sometimes, you have to learn
to forgive yourself.

I Believe...
That no matter how bad
your heart is broken,
the world doesn't stop for your grief.
I Believe....
That our background and circumstances
may have influenced who we are, but,
we are responsible for who we become.
I Believe...
That you shouldn't be
so eager to find out a secret.
It could change your life forever.
I Believe....
Two people can look at the exact same
Thing and see something totally different.
I Believe...
That your life can be changed
in a matter of hours
by people who don't even know you.
I Believe...
That even when you think
you have no more to give,
When a friend cries out to you,
you will find the strength to help.
I Believe...
That credentials on the wall
do not make you a decent human being.
I Believe...
That the people you care about
most in life are taken from you too soon.

'The happiest of people don't necessarily have the best of everything;
They just make the most of everything they have.

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