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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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“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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Indonesian Flag Added To My Sidebar

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

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

Indonesia is on my bucket list of countries I’d love to visit.

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

Cheers

Don Charisma

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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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Don Charisma

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“Stay positive; all other choices are pointless punishments to your psyche.” – Joe Peterson

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Quote of the day …

“Stay positive; all other choices are pointless punishments to your psyche.”

 

– Joe Peterson

 
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Don Charisma

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“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.” – Albert Einstein

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Quote of the day …

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.”

 

– Albert Einstein

 
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“Dwell on the beauty of life. Watch the stars, and see yourself running with them.” – Marcus Aurelius

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Quote of the day …

“Dwell on the beauty of life. Watch the stars, and see yourself running with them.”

 

– Marcus Aurelius

 
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Don Charisma

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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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Cheers

Don Charisma

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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

Don Charisma

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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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Cheers

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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“When you are enthusiastic about what you do, you feel this positive energy. It’s very simple.” – Paulo Coelho

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Quote of the day …

“When you are enthusiastic about what you do, you feel this positive energy. It’s very simple.”

 

Paulo Coelho

 

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Cheers

Don Charisma

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“You’re off to great places, today is your day. Your mountain is waiting, so get on your way.” – Dr. Seuss

Quote of the day …

 

“You’re off to great places, today is your day. Your mountain is waiting, so get on your way.”

 

– Dr. Seuss

 

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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.

Cheers

Don Charisma

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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

Don Charisma

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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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