Happy Thanksgiving!

cornucopiaA client shared this with me.  Her father gave it to her when she was 14 and it’s the principle that she lives by today.  I altered it a bit, but still kept the integrity of it.  I think it is a very special poem.  I hope you like it!

GO PLACIDLY AMID THE NOISE AND HASTE AND REMEMBER WHAT PEACE THERE MAY BE IN SILENCE.  AS FAR AS POSSIBLE, BE ON GOOD TERMS WITH ALL PERSONS.  SPEAK YOUR TRUTH QUIETLY AND CLEARLY, AND LISTEN TO OTHERS.  EVERYONE HAS THEIR OWN STORY.  DO NOT COMPARE YOURSELF WITH OTHERS, FOR THERE WILL ALWAYS 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, BUT LET THIS NOT BLIND YOU TO WHAT VIRTUE THERE IS.  BE YOURSELF.  TRY NOT TO BE CYNICAL ABOUT LOVE, FOR IT IS AS 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.  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 THE 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 WITH YOUR SOUL.  IT IS A BEAUTIFUL WORLD.  BE HAPPY.  HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

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