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Friday, December 10, 2010


I was looking for some encouraging words this morning and came across some Bible verses and other quotes.

“And my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus.” Phil 4:19

"You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection." Buddha

"Do not fear, for I am with you; do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, surely I will help you, surely I will uphold you with My righteous right hand."
Isaiah 41:10

"Casting the whole of your care [all your anxieties, all your worries, all your concerns, once and for all] on Him, for He cares for you affectionately and cares about you watchfully." 1 Peter 5:7 (AMP)

"Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without." Buddha

"Go placidly amid the noise and 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 the dull and the 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 and 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 with your soul.

With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams,
it is still a beautiful world.
Be cheerful.
Strive to be happy."

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend full of peace and contentment. I hope you share laughter with a friend and experience joy from the holiday season. And I hope you have some cookies because it's the weekend and calories don't count (right??).


  1. I love Desiderata. JRo's mama typed that poem, decorated it with cute little scrapbooky things and framed it as a gift to him when he graduated and moved to big, bad New York City to become an iBanker. It's hanging in our living room and some days I feel like I need to take it off the wall and read it to him - "Be gentle with yourself, you are a child of the universe..." He can get a little tightly wound!

  2. City Dreamer, JRo and I are share that tightly wound personality trait which is exactly why I love the Desiderata too. :) Happy Friday dear!