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Hi folks.... It was my daughters birthday yesterday and she had a card (from my parents actually!) with some beautiful words in it which I thought I would share.... (not my parents words... but I guess they chose them! )


Birthday Advice For A Wonderful Granddaughter:


May you keep getting to know yourself better

And keep loving what you discover


May you never stop learning, growing, dreaming


May you travel to places you've always wanted to go

And find yourself right at home wherever you are


May you take up something new

Or something old that you put aside once upon a time


May you take good care of yourself in every possible way

And let those who love you take care of you now and then, too


May you remember all the happiness you've known

And believe with all your heart that some of your best joys are still to come


May you live each day like you've only begun


But most of all may you never forget how deeply you are loved



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oh that's quite lovely woozlelove ...here is my inspirational poem ..I have read this for years and it says everything ...





desiderata - by max ehrmann


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 to 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. 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 perennial as the grass.


Take kindly to 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.

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