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Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Heartfelt Wishes for You

To you
       my dear blogging friends
                during this Season of Love,

I give  
       my sincere self
                and wishes for health
                                                           and peace of soul.

The following is what I give and receive from you during our mutual visits
(by Max Ehrmann)

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 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 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 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.

Always warm hugs for you,


Desire Fourie said...

Donna this is an awesome message and just what I needed to read on this very special Christmas Day.
Wishing you and your loved ones a blessed Christmas. Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

Shirley Chillman said...

Beautiful Donna everything said so simplistically but very truthful.

Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x

maria's knutselplezier said...

Thanks for this nice lesson of life dear Donna!! It's very good to think about life on this day!!!


Sharon said...

Love and best wishes to you Donna for a wonderful Christmas and New Year.
Desiderata. My favourite piece of prose poetry and I think every person should live their lives according to this. Beautiful words.
Will look forward to visiting you in 2014.
Love and hugs Sharon. x

KarinsArtScrap said...

Have a wonderful Christmas Donna and a great and creative 2014.

gr karin

Brenda said...

Merry Christmas :)

Lindsay Ettlinger said...

Thank you! Donna and a very Merry Christmas to you and yours.

NanaConnie said...

Such a special message, Donna, and one I so appreciate. Merry Christmas, my friend.

Anita Scroggins said...

Merry Christmas to you my friend!! Much joy in the New Year too!!!

KT Fit Kitty said...

What a beautiful message! Happy Holidays to you, my friend!

pam said...

have a merry Christmas Donna and a very happy new year.
pam x

Olga said...

Back at ya!!!! Hope you had a wonderful Merry Christmas!!!!

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Beautiful message Donna. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas and I wish you all the best in 2014. Hugs, Shirleyxx

Ab Fab Designs said...

:)))))) Beautiful
Big Hugs xxx

Eret said...

Wonderful words of wisdom. Thank you for sharing, Donna. Hope you had lovely Christmas.

Leslie Miller said...

These are the most beautiful words and I refer to them often. I'm a little late getting around with my Christmas greetings, Donna, but I do hope you had a lovely day with your family and will have a relaxing remainder of 2013. I am so looking forward to spending lots more time with you in 2014!

Kat W said...

Oh, what lovely words and a nice change of pace after the Christmas festivities with all the food and presents and general excitement.
I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and sending you lots of happy wishes for 2014.
Thank you for your visits to my blog over the year and I look forward to sharing your pretty cards next year :-)
Big hugs, Kat xx

Shona Erlenborn said...

That certainly puts things in perspective. Thanks for sharing, Donna.

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

My goodness that was absolutely beautiful. I really enjoyed reading that. It's funny that I have been taken a free course on the internet about finding your true beauty. It's based on the principles of natural things that occur in nature like water, air, fire, and I forget the other one. It teaches about the personality of each and how to understand and react to them. It's really cool. This reminds me of it. Thank you for sharing.
Bear Hugs,

creativearts said...

Amazing message! I am so sorry I didn't get to leave you a message sooner but my thoughts are with you and your great husband. I hope your health is still improving and you will have a healthy 2014! Hubby is still doing good -- if he would stay away from the sweets and get back to exercising. My knee continues to heal. I am now getting SI joint and hip joint shots on the same side as the knee but they are making everything much better. Have a great year.


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