“Go placidly amid the noise and the haste,” says Max Ehrmann in Desiderata: A Poem for a Way of Life, “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.
“Be yourself. Especially do not feign affection. Neither be cynical about love – for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment it is perennials as the grass.
“Take kindly the counsel of the years, gracefully surrendering the things of youth. Nurture strength of spirit to shield you from 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.”
Famous Okie information: Oklahoma has four mountain ranges including the Ouachitas, Arbuckles, Wichitas, and the Kiamichis.
Keep going on Your New Years resolutions: Drink more water. The body needs it and 75% of us are chronically dehydrated.
Made me laugh: It sucks when I read read as read and not read, so I have to re-read as read so I can read read correctly and it can make sense.
See you on the bricks soon!