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I tried to cut and paste the whole desiderada

out here but it wouldn't work. It's a wonderful uplifting writing and I think we could all draw things from it. Any chance we can get it posted?

 

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*smile*

Here ya go...

Desiderada

"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 the dull and 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 council 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 healthy 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."

Author Unknown although some maintain that this piece was written by Max Erhmann

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[This message has been edited by Darlene (edited August 04, 2002).]

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What an inspiring and uplifting writing, I have never heard this before! Thanks for sharing smile.gif

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Ohhh, Becca-Anne!!! You just made all of us who remember living through the late 60s & early 70s feel SO OLD!!! rolleyes.gif

Let's see... I'll bet you've never heard a few other *gems* from that era...

"Love means never having to say you're sorry." (from the movie "Love Story" ... real life quickly shows us what baloney THIS is!))

"If you love something, set it free. If it goes, it was not yours to begin with. If it stays, treasure it." (Usually done on a poster with a butterfly on it. The guys LOVED this one!)

Anyone remember more???

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That is so "cool" and "groovy" except I "Don't trust anyone over 30". And never forget "Flower Power" and "Press on Regardless"

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How about 'You always hurt the one you love' I think that was from the movie, 'The Greatest Show On Earth'. Do you remember that movie?

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Oh NO (fingers crossed behind my back) I don't remember any of those. rolleyes.gif di

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