So I found this beautiful piece (Desiderata) a while ago and decided to share with you guys.
Desiderata means the things we desire in Latin. It is also the title of poem
written in 1927 by American writer Max Ehrmann. Enjoy….
“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.
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”