Saturday, May 12, 2007

Happy Mother`s Day and Desiderata

Want to wish every mother a very happy Mother`s Day for tomorrow. We`re having a family BBQ. My daughter is off to Manitoba for work tomorrow so won`t be able to come but my son and siblings and Mum and Dad are all getting together with hubby and me. Hopefully he will be able to walk better tomorrow. It`s been quite the time lately. He put his back out and wasn`t able to even move Friday morning. He`s not one to complain when he`s sick, so when he cried out everytime he tried to move, I knew it was real bad. Had to call the ambulance to get him to the hospital. We were there from 6am until noon. Nothing got rid of the pain. His back is healthy the x-rays said though luckily. Finally they gave some some muscle relaxers to take home and this morning we went to the chyropractor to get an ultrasound which he was told helps tremendously for these things. His hip was out and the muscles boomeranged everywhere in spasms. Between the pills and the chyro we think it`s slowly improving. He`s still in trendous pain if he moves to get up, but not constant, like yesterday.
While at the chyropractors, I saw this plaque on the wall and liked it so much that I wanted to share it with you. It`s not especially for Mother`s Day. But not everyone is a mother, so this for you too :) Have a wonderful weekend. I`m back to do some more sewing and nursing...........

Go placidly amid the noise and the 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 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.

written by Max Ehrmann in the 1920s


rusty in miami said...

Happy Mother’s Day, I hope your husband is feeling better. Thank you for sharing the Desiderata we need more of that kind of writing in our world today

Kilroy_60 said...

A truly beautiful photograph in a wonderful post. Hoping you have a wonderful Mother's Day. All the best to your family.

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Gena said...

I love that Tea! I hope hubby is better soon.

judypatooote said...

Happy mother's day to you to....and ouch to your hubby...I hope he get's better real soon. Your flowers are beautiful....

Rosa said...

Poor hub! Ouch. Hope he's on the mend too. Hope your day was full of love.

Christine of Epiphany said...

Thank you for the bit of beauty you've added to my day~
I hold you and your husband in prayer. ~

Tricia said...

Coming from a family with back problems, i can remember a few times my father and brother taken to hospital, and myself a few times unable to move without great pain, i know how horrible it is!
Hope he heals soon!