Weekly Words of Wisdom

Weekly Words of Wisdom #2

Today I am sharing something with you that a very good friend shared with me recently. Enjoy!

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 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

And remember, I’d love to hear what you guys think about these, so on each WWoW, comment below or on Facebook with a:

“WWoW,                   fill in the blank                  ”    Ex: WWoW, that was amazing.

An introduction to: Weekly Words of Wisdom (WWoW)

Do you ever find yourself in need of some words of wisdom to get you through the day? I know I am always looking for ways to inspire and motivate myself and others.

Starting today I will have a weekly post ‘Weekly Words of Wisdom,’ (‘WWoW’ for short.) Due to my much varied week to week schedule, there won’t be a set day for WWoW. The goal of this is to post things that are thought provoking, beautiful, inspirational, motivational, or simply things just worth sharing.

So to kick off this new idea I will share with you one of my favorite quotations:

“We show up, 
burn brightly in the moment, 
live passionately, 
hold nothing back, 
and when the moment is over, 
when our work is done, 
we step back, 
and we let go.”

-Rolf Gates

I’d love to hear what you guys think about these, so on each WWoW, comment below or on Facebook with a:

“WWoW,                   fill in the blank                  ”    Ex: WWoW, that was amazing.