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Desiderata by Max Ehrmann
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Sep 26, 09

bookshelves: spiritual
Read in September, 2009

I first heard about Max Ehrmann's "Desiderata" poem when at I was at a friend's house. We were sharing favorite poetry and she ran upstairs to get a framed poem that was sent to her and her husband when a relative in Norway had passed away. The family said his grandmother read the poem each night before going to bed. As I read the poem I really felt it was truly a timeless piece! While written in 1928- it is just a perfect reminder for kind and thoughtful living!

Favorite passages:
As far as possible without surrender be on good terms with all persons.

Be yourself.

Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself.

And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.
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