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Framed "Desiderata" Print

Framed "Desiderata" Print

Item# 200-8726

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Written in 1927 by Max Ehrmann, a simple lawyer from Indiana, the Desiderata poem has been an inspiration to people everywhere. In Latin the word Desiderata means 'things desired as essential', which is especially appropriate for the Desiderata poem. The poem is an inspirational prose about the desire to achieve happiness in life (Go Placidly) and now you can have your very own copy with this Desiderata poem framed print! Protected under glass and expertly framed in a wonderful 8" x 10" inch fruitwood frame, the Desiderata poem (Go Placidly) is the perfect inspirational gift to give a wonderful friend or relative for a birthday, sacramental celebration or simply to say 'thank you'. Our Desiderata (Go Placidly) framed poem is nicely accentuated gift boxed for your convenience.

The Desiderata poem framed print reads:

Go placidly amid the noise and the haste,

and remember what peace there may be in silence.
As far as surrender,
be on good terms with all persons.
Speak your truth quietly and clearly;
and listen to others,
even to 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 or 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 in your soul.
With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams,
it is still a beautiful world.
Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.