Desiderata Days ~ Protect

Everyone of us has experienced a town cryer or two in our lives. They shout out at the most inopportune moments. While I spoke of tolerance in yesterday’s post, we must also protect ourselves from physical, emotional, psychological and spiritual harm. Max Ehrmann says: Avoid […]

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Desiderata Days ~ Listen

A large part of being a writer is listening to, then telling other people’s stories. Everybody has one. It is fascinating to delve into other people’s worlds and take a part of their essence with me on this journey. Max Ehrmann says: Speak your truth […]

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Desiderata Days ~ Relationships

Max Ehrmann says: As far as possible, without surrender, be on good terms with all persons. We are not talking about being a people pleaser. Sometimes the kindest thing you can say is ‘no’. When you speak your truth with authenticity and grace, others will […]

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Desiderata Days ~ Haste

Fumbling with my lipstick, I glanced over at a poem hanging on my massage therapist’s bathroom wall. “Desiderata” by Max Ehrmann (written in 1927; published in 1948) is a timeless poem with which many of us are familiar. Within the context of my power of […]

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