Desiderata...

...There are Big Ships and Small Ships - But the best kind of ships are Friendships...


Morning folks,

As usual while I was having my morning cup of tea I was reading my favourite blogs and came across Judy's blog (The other side of the hill), which shows passages, verses and sayings which mean a lot to folk, and she was telling of passages and wee verses that meant something to her and was asking if any of us had passages that meant something special or that spoke to us . The following one, along with 'Kate's Poem' is one of my favourites .

It was written by Max Ehrmann in the 1920s and is called 'The Desiderata'....

Go placidly amid the noise and the 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 to the dull and the ignorant; they too have their story. Avoid loud and aggressive persons; they are vexatious 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 labours and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life, keep peace in your soul.
With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.
I think this really says it all.
Cheers to everyone,



Love 'n stuff, Kate xxx.
P.S. The Que Sera Sera song by Doris Day was one of my favourites too... in fact I was brought up loving all her films etc. Were we by any chance separated at birth Judy?