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Navi
 Posted: Jul 29 2018, 12:05 AM
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Max Ehrmann 1927

Desiderata

Go placidly 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 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 and 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 with 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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Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That is why it is called the present.

Attributed to Eleanor Roosevelt or Bill Keane. Another one of those quotes the origin of which no one is absolutely sure about.
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Kamalam
 Posted: Jul 29 2018, 12:28 AM
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Thank you, Navi! Such beautiful words to consider and take in deeply.
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 Posted: Jul 29 2018, 05:47 PM
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Hey, thank you Navi https://s20.postimg.cc/6b946odb1/flowers.gif . I just didn't know what to do, so I appreciate you deciding to post here.

It is nice to have a specific place to discuss other ways of thinking without judgement.

Love the sentiment in your post.

We all should consider putting things here of different thoughts, ideas and ideals. How else do we broaden our minds?
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 Posted: Aug 12 2018, 01:52 PM
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re: Richard Russell
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Navi
 Posted: Aug 12 2018, 06:16 PM
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Ah. That was so sad. I hope his family can find peace.
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