måndag 17 oktober 2011

Continuing my Eὐχαριστέω - Multitudes on monday

My favorite kind of flowers … from a friend… in October!

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 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 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.

Continuing my Eὐχαριστέω - Multitudes on Monday

175 … Gratefulness in Gods belief in me
176 … Early bedtime - coz I can
177 … Planning – keeping stress at bay
178 … Reflecting on God, faith, belief … together with others
179 … Sharing, life’s ups AND downs
180 … Seeing the strength in others – weakness being it
181 … Touching shoulders
182 … Joining the “Anonymous club” – club of doing for other
183 … One son coming home for the weekend
184 … Receiving cornflowers, in frosty October – making my day, week AND month
185 … The gift of old books - beautiful old books
186 … Warm sun in the cold winds
187 … Anonymous club result – what it should always be about
188 … Son and friend in the house – food being made- cookies eaten = life
189 … Happy churchtime with lovely people, tasty cakes and cookies

4 kommentarer:

  1. Hjärnan är inte tillräckligt vaken för att fatta hela texten... men det som gick in landade direkt i hjärtat ♥

  2. En stor kram till en trött Fröken Hulda!

  3. Your 178: Reflecting on God, faith and belief with others. I love it and I live it. Strengthening my faith muscles for Him! Thank you for sharing your list this week. Blessings!

  4. Fantastiska levnadsråd! Duger att meditera över lääänge. Kram


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