Its really true that when your life changes, thus the circle of people you are with. But still, those true and real people will always and forever stay with you no matter what changes of your life occurs and those were people that for keeps. As the adage says, ” Blood is thicker than water but loyalty is thicker than blood.”
Life sometimes is so complicated or is it just our own desires and need that complicates life?
Undeniably, there were people and things that stays with us but we do not and can not appreciates their existence in our life and there were also those we pursue yet we do not and can not have.
There comes then the complication in our life, that we took them for granted and only appreciate if we already lost them. Thus, we should be appreciative and happy of what we have without neglecting where want to or what we want to have.
In whatever aspect of our life, there comes a time that we are losing hope. We seem to think that it’s already the end. Game over. Because we tend not to think that there is more than our worries, concerns and problems. We forget the people, dreams and God that loves, respects and accepts us no matter what state we are into.
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 vexations 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.
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.
Strive to be happy.
Max Ehrmann, Desiderata, Copyright 1952.