Sorry if this has already been posted.
Have you got any inspiration writing or images to share? I have one.
It's something my mum gave me before I was even one year old...Here it is:
Go placidly amid the noise and the haste, and remember what peace there may be 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 the dull and ignorant; they too have their story. Avoid loud and aggresive persons; they are vexations to the spirit.
If you compare yourself with others, you may become bitter or vain, for always will there be greater and lesser persons than yourself. Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans. Keep interest 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 labours 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.Beautiful, isn't it? Many a time, it has inspired me or cheered me up when I am down. It is hanging on my wall, with a beautiful background. On the back, it says;
All my love.
4th January 1998
And that itself inspires me too.
So, do you have anything beautiful, inspiring or spirit-lifting to share? If so, please, do.
Thank you for reading.