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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 labors 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.

Max Ehrmann, “Desiderata”, 1927 Continue reading Desiderata

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“The Paradoxical Commandments” – Kent M. Keith

“The Paradoxical Commandments People are illogical, unreasonable, and self-centered. Love them anyway. If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives. Do good anyway. If you are successful, you will win false friends and true enemies. Succeed anyway. The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway. Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable. Be honest and frank anyway. The biggest men and women with the biggest ideas can be shot down by the smallest men and women with the smallest minds. Think big anyway. People favor underdogs but follow only top dogs. Fight for a few underdogs anyway. What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight. Build anyway. People really need help but may attack you if you do help them. Help people anyway. Give the world the best you have and you’ll get kicked in the teeth. Give the world the best you have anyway.” – Kent M. Keith Continue reading “The Paradoxical Commandments” – Kent M. Keith

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“They say a person needs just three things to be truly happy in this world: someone to love, something to do, and something to hope for.” – Tom Bodett

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“Attitude is a choice. Happiness is a choice. Optimism is a choice. Kindness is a choice. Giving is a choice. Respect is a choice. Whatever choice you make makes you. Choose wisely.” – Roy T. Bennett

“Attitude is a choice. Happiness is a choice. Optimism is a choice. Kindness is a choice. Giving is a choice. Respect is a choice. Whatever choice you make makes you. Choose wisely.” – Roy T. Bennett Continue reading “Attitude is a choice. Happiness is a choice. Optimism is a choice. Kindness is a choice. Giving is a choice. Respect is a choice. Whatever choice you make makes you. Choose wisely.” – Roy T. Bennett

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“The Seven Social Sins” – Frederick Lewis Donaldson

“The Seven Social Sins are: Wealth without work. Pleasure without conscience. Knowledge without character. Commerce without morality. Science without humanity. Worship without sacrifice. Politics without principle. From a sermon given by Frederick Lewis Donaldson in Westminster Abbey, London, on March 20, 1925.” – Frederick Lewis Donaldson Continue reading “The Seven Social Sins” – Frederick Lewis Donaldson

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“Be grateful for what you already have while you pursue your goals. If you aren’t grateful for what you already have, what makes you think you would be happy with more.” – Roy T. Bennett

“Be grateful for what you already have while you pursue your goals. If you aren’t grateful for what you already have, what makes you think you would be happy with more.” – Roy T. Bennett Continue reading “Be grateful for what you already have while you pursue your goals. If you aren’t grateful for what you already have, what makes you think you would be happy with more.” – Roy T. Bennett

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“You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of. You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life.” – Albert Camus

“You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of. You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life.” – Albert Camus Continue reading “You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of. You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life.” – Albert Camus

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“It’s so hard to forget pain, but it’s even harder to remember sweetness. We have no scar to show for happiness. We learn so little from peace.” – Chuck Palahniuk

“It’s so hard to forget pain, but it’s even harder to remember sweetness. We have no scar to show for happiness. We learn so little from peace.” – Chuck Palahniuk Continue reading “It’s so hard to forget pain, but it’s even harder to remember sweetness. We have no scar to show for happiness. We learn so little from peace.” – Chuck Palahniuk

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“If you want to be happy, do not dwell in the past, do not worry about the future, focus on living fully in the present.” – Roy T. Bennett

“If you want to be happy, do not dwell in the past, do not worry about the future, focus on living fully in the present.” – Roy T. Bennett Continue reading “If you want to be happy, do not dwell in the past, do not worry about the future, focus on living fully in the present.” – Roy T. Bennett

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Hungarian Flag Added To My Sidebar

I’m proud of my own flag – I assume others are too.

I’ve added the Hungarian flag to my sidebar, as many Hungarian people visit my blog (almost 2737 views), and occasionally I get comments in Hungarian (Thanks Google translate).

I’ve been in Hungary a few times in 2012, and enjoyed my stay with you guys/gals, very hospitable, lovely country.

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So – Welcome and hello to all my Hungarian readers, best wishes to you all. Thankyou for reading and visiting my blog.

Cheers

Don Charisma

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“If you have good thoughts, they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.” – Roald Dahl

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Quote of the day …

“If you have good thoughts, they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.”

 

– Roald Dahl

 
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Master Forum SEO In Just A Few Minutes

Promoting a blog or website is a continuous process, provided that is you actually want people to visit your site. For most individuals/businesses/charities/artists/writers we want people to visit our site, that was the whole point of setting up a website in the first place.

There are many facets and opportunities in promoting, forum SEO just one of many.

Forum SEO has garnered a recently “retired” WordPress.com support volunteer over 8 MILLION hits on their relatively mediocre site. So, it’s a strategy that IS very VERY powerful.

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“Happiness is an attitude. We either make ourselves miserable, or happy and strong. The amount of work is the same.” – Francesca Reigler

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Quote of the day …

“Happiness is an attitude. We either make ourselves miserable, or happy and strong. The amount of work is the same.”

 

Francesca Reigler

 

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Romanian Flag Added To My Sidebar

I’m proud of my own flag – I assume others are too.

I’ve added the Romanian flag to my sidebar, as many Romanian people visit my blog (almost 11000 views), and occasionally I get comments in Romanian (Thanks Google translate).

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Welcome and hello to all my Romanian readers, best wishes to you all. Thankyou for reading and visiting my blog.

Cheers

Don Charisma

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Netherlands Flag Added To My Sidebar

I’m proud of my own flag – I assume others are too.

I’ve added the Netherlands/Holland flag to my sidebar, as many Dutch people visit my blog (almost 20000 views), and occasionally I get comments in Dutch (Thanks Google translate).

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Welcome and hello to all my Dutch readers, best wishes to you all. Thankyou for reading and visiting my blog.

Cheers

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“The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts.” – Marcus Aurelius

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Quote of the day …

“The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts.”

 

Marcus Aurelius

 

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Don Charisma

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French Flag Added To My Sidebar

I’m proud of my own flag – I assume others are too.

I’ve added the French flag to my sidebar, as many French people visit my blog (almost 25000 views), and occasionally I get comments in French (Thanks Google translate).

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Welcome and hello to all my French readers, best wishes to you all. Thankyou for reading and visiting my blog.

Cheers

Don Charisma

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German Flag Added To My Sidebar

I’m proud of my own flag – I assume others are too.

I’ve added the German flag to my sidebar, as many German people visit my blog (almost 27000 views)

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Welcome and hello to all my German readers, best wishes to you all. Thankyou for reading and visiting my blog.

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South African Flag Added To My Sidebar

I’m proud of my own flag – I assume others are too.

A kind commenter reminded me the South African flag is missing from my sidebar, as I have nearly 9000 page views from South Africans.

You should definitely visit her site, there’s some beautiful photography – a gem amongst blogs :

Kavitha @ Sunshiny SA Site – Kavita Ramlal, Proudly South African – https://sunshinysasite.wordpress.com/about-kavita/

Lastly – welcome and hello to all my South African readers, best wishes to you all. Thankyou for reading and visiting my blog.

Cheers

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Philippine And Indian Flags Added To My Sidebar

I’m proud of my own flag – I assume others are too.

In my stats I noticed I get a lot of views (14422 page views) from people in the Philippines, so I’ve added Philippine flag to my sidebar

And my Indian readers are even more prolific (27198 page views) so I’ve added the Indian flag too.

So welcome and hello to all my Filipino and Indian readers, best wishes to you all. Thankyou for reading and visiting my blog.

Cheers

Don Charisma

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I always cheer up immensely if an attack is particularly wounding because I think, well, if they attack one personally, it means they have not a single political argument left.

«I always cheer up immensely if an attack is particularly wounding because I think, well, if they attack one personally, it means they have not a single political argument left.» — Margaret Thatcher Charisma quotes are sponsored by DonCharisma.com – … Continue reading I always cheer up immensely if an attack is particularly wounding because I think, well, if they attack one personally, it means they have not a single political argument left.

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Man is fond of counting his troubles, but he does not count his joys. If he counted them up as he ought to, he would see that every lot has enough happiness provided for it.

«Man is fond of counting his troubles, but he does not count his joys. If he counted them up as he ought to, he would see that every lot has enough happiness provided for it.» — Fyodor Dostoevsky Charisma quotes … Continue reading Man is fond of counting his troubles, but he does not count his joys. If he counted them up as he ought to, he would see that every lot has enough happiness provided for it.