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A life’s guide… poem by Max Ehrmann Desiderata


Go placidly... remember what peace there may be in silence. This photo is ©copyright2014owpp

Go placidly… remember what peace there may be in silence.
This photo is ©copyright2014owpp

I found this exquisite poem by http://unionhomestead.com/about/ & enjoyed so much its profound & wise message filled with common sense providing guidance for a balanced peaceful & serene life that I had to share it with all my followers 🙂
Have a very good weekend!

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Max Ehrmann

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.

Max Ehrmann, Desiderata, Copyright 1952.

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Pink golden or brown you are reality’s delicacy


Tall & restful ©copyright2014owpp

Tall & restful
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Tall, pink, golden or brown
you rest the eyes
Frame the mind
and sooth our soul.
Upright and genuine
You are reality’s delicacy

Resilient yet strong ©copyright2014owpp

Resilient yet strong
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Dainty & frilly frame ©copyright2014owpp

Dainty & frilly frame
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Beauty in a day at the park


Coming for the food ©copyright2014owpp

Coming for the food
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A few crumbs
A lot of birds
Laughter in piles
Swan parade at
The end of a day

The feeder ©copyright2014owpp

The feeder
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The bride showing off her trail ©copyright2014owpp

The bride showing off her trail
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All here for the fun... ©copyright2014owpp

All here for the fun…
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Exotic too ©copyright2014owpp

Exotic too
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Drops lingering from the plunge ©copyright2014owpp

Drops lingering from the plunge
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E.T at home ;) ©copyright2014owpp

E.T at home 😉
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Time to go... ©copyright2014owpp

Time to go…
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To my comfort zone :) ©copyright2014owpp

To my comfort zone 🙂
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That's better... ©copyright2014owpp

That’s better…
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So long... ©copyright2014owpp

So long…
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Please watch this video ! It is beautiful . Might just make you cry…


This is such a tender video I couldn’t resist… The dog has this wise rare human quality which melts your heart. The compassion is tangible throughout, who would have thought a dog could feel so strongly it shows in all his demeanor?

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Published on Jan 18, 2013
restoring faith in humanity video 🙂

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My potato experiment!


Potato life on Mars! ©copyright2013owpp

Potato life on Mars!
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Do you remember the time I had written a humoristic poem on the weird sprouted potatoes I had forgotten in my balcony for two months? (I still have to work on my photography category & insert the photos back in!) well, my potato plant experiment finally ended a few weeks ago & I decided to share the happiness & pride in my labor with you today… bear in mind that it was grown in a pot, I “babysat” it indoors once the cold settled in and not even organic fertilizers were used all along 🙂

It was more for the fun than the quantity gained (which wasn’t much) my grandchildren & I had a ball of a time guessing… creating suspense & wondering if anything had come out of it, for all we knew there could’ve been nothing under! The thrill of the surprise was one of these special moments we cherish deep inside for a long time…

That's how it all started! ©copyright2013owpp

That’s how it all started!
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Fast growth ©copyright2013owpp

Fast growth
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Flowering... ©copyright2013owpp

Flowering…
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One more ©copyright2013owpp

One more
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Jack & the beanstalk... Up & up! ©copyright2013owpp

Jack & the beanstalk…
Up & up!
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My harvest! ©copyright2013owpp

My harvest!
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Mud & all... ©copyright2013owpp

Mud & all…
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Still proud :) ©copyright2013owpp

Still proud 🙂
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Preparing our meal :) ©copyright2013owpp

Preparing our meal 🙂
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