Desiderata: BE HAPPY

Go calmly through the noise and the rush,
and remember what peace there can be in silence.

As far as possible, without delivery,
have good relations with all persons.
Speak your truth quietly and clearly.
and listen to others,
even the dull and the ignorant.
they too have their history.
Avoid loud and aggressive people,
they are disturbing to the spirit.
If you compare yourself to others,
you may become vain and bitter.
because there will always be more and smaller people than yourself.

Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans.
Keep interested in your own career, humble as it may be.
it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.
Be careful in your business affairs.
because the world is full of fraud.
But don't let that blind you to what virtue there is.
Many individuals strive for high ideals.
and everywhere life is full of heroism.

Be yourself.
Especially, don't fake affection.
Don't be cynical about love either.
because in the face of all dryness and disappointment,
they are as perennial as grass.
Take kindly the counsel of the years,
gracefully handing over the things of youth.
Cultivate the power of the spirit 
to shield you from sudden misfortune.
But don't be troubled by dark imaginings.
Many fears are born of tiredness and loneliness.
Beyond a healthy discipline,
be kind to yourself.
You are a child of the universe,
no less than trees and stars.
you have a right to be here.
And whether it's clear or not,
undoubtedly the universe is unfolding as it should.
Why? So be at peace with God,
whatever you take him to be,
and whatever your labors and aspirations,
in the noisy confusion of life keep peace with your soul.
With all his deceit, drudgery, and broken dreams,
it's still a beautiful world.
 Try to be cheerful.
Be happy.