Promise Yourself

Promise Yourself

To be so strong that nothing
can disturb your peace of mind.
To talk health, happiness, and prosperity
to every person you meet.

To make all your friends feel
that there is something in them
To look at the sunny side of everything
and make your optimism come true.

To think only the best, to work only for the best,
and to expect only the best.
To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others
as you are about your own.To forget the mistakes of the past
and press on to the greater achievements of the future.
To wear a cheerful countenance at all times
and give every living creature you meet a smile.

To give so much time to the improvement of yourself
that you have no time to criticize others.
To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear,
and too happy to permit the presence of trouble.

To think well of yourself and to proclaim this fact to the world,
not in loud words but great deeds.
To live in faith that the whole world is on your side
so long as you are true to the best that is in you.

― Christian D. Larson

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The Desiderata of Happiness

THE DESIDERATA OF HAPPINESS
1927 Prose Poem by Max Ehrmann

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.

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.

World-changing Websites

Looking for websites that help you make a difference? Thankfully, with today’s technology, you can help and donate in many ways. There are sites where you can donate money for different people with different needs. There are sites where you can devote your time and do volunteer work. There are sites that allow you to share your knowledge and expertise to help the less fortunate. And there are sites that allow you to donate something and give back simply by shopping, joining a game, sharing a website or talking to people for less than an hour!

Here are some of the sites I looove.

Since we’re always online, I think it won’t hurt us to devote a few hours of our time to do good and pay it forward. 🙂

CLICK AND DONATE:
All you need to do is click and ta-dah, you, my friend, have made a difference!

Care2: Make A Difference
Free clicks generate donations to your selected causes. You can also sign petitions or do “daily actions” through this site.

The Hunger Site
Give food to those in need just by clicking!

ONLINE GAMES:
If you love online games and spend a lot of time playing online, why not try playing games that help change the world?

26 Learning Games To Change The World
A link to a compilation of games that will help you move and make a difference!

Charitii (www.charitii.com)
Play their puzzle and donate to your chosen charity. No registration required.

Free Rice (www.freerice.com)
For each correct answer you get, 10 grains of rice is donated through the UNITED NATION’S WORLD FOOD PROGRAMME to help end hunger. No registration needed.

Games For Change (www.gamesforchange.org)
There are many different games designed to educate players about world issues and inspire more awareness and involvement. Registration is required.

[FACEBOOK GAMES]
Play WeTopia, the game from Sojo Studios (http://www.SojoStudios.com/) where you Play for Good! Earn Joy and choose real world projects to help fund while having fun with your friends.

Food Force – It’s Farmville for do-gooders!

SHOPPING:
We all love to shop, but it feels much better to shop when you at least give something back. Check out these sites and make a difference just by doing what you love doing most!

Buy4 (USA)
Buy from their site and choose a cause to give your donation to. You can track your donations and even promote your cause!

We-Care.com: Shop With Purpose (USA)
A percentage of your purchase helps your selected cause.

Chicify Helps MioFightsCancer (Philippines)
For every PHP 2,000 worth of ANY products in the site, Chicify donates to MioFightsCancer by giving the consumer a notebook drawn by Mio.

SEARCH THE WEB:
We all depend on google, but why not try other search tools and in the process, donate to causes you support?

Goodsearch
They give to your chosen cause whenever you use and search the web.