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A little bit of inspirational writing to pick you up when all seems too hopeless ...... Conceived and written by the one and only ..Anon..

The 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 IGNORANT ;
THEY TOO HAVE THEIR STORY.
AVOID LOUD AND AGGRESIVE PERSONS
THEY ARE VEXATIOUS TO THE SPIRIT.
IF YOU COMPARE YOURSELF TO OTHERS , YOU MAY
BECOME VAIN OR BITTER
FOR ALWAYS THERE WILL BE GREATER AND LESSER PERSONS
THAN YOURSELF.

ENJOY YOUR ACHEIVEMENTS , 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 PEOPLE 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 PERENIAL AS THE GRASS

TAKE KINDLY THE COUNSEL OF THE YEARS
GRACEFULLY SURENDERING 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 DREAMS 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