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For the last two years or so I found myself reading a simple text now and then. It's not mind-blowing, new or really sophisticated, but I keep reading it.

We are bombarded with quotes, books, success histories, etc, almost daily, so it's somehow strange to keep a minimum focus in a simple thing.

That reminded me of a movie where a taxi driver kept a beautiful island that help him go through the hard days. As simple as that.

Do you have anything that you keep reading over time? If you do, two rules:

- You must post it or at least post a link to it (you don't want let us wondering, right ?
- The only exception to this rule is copyrighted material or something physical (like a book)

P.D.: No, I'm not related in any way to the web site stated in the image.
  • Profile picture of the author vpsean
    Hey Juan,

    Thanks for sharing that. I dig it :-)

    With Love & Gratitude,
    --Sean Patrick Simpson
    Adventures In Manifesting — #LOA
    Älska Publishing
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  • Profile picture of the author lifeismatrix
    Thanks for this post, shared.
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  • Profile picture of the author Edie47
    The best source of motivation for me is a 5x7 hardcover book with a Maya Angelou saying on the front. I have written various quotes in that book since 2002.

    The quote on the front is, "The desire to reach for the stars is ambitious. The desire to reach hearts is wise." ~Maya Angelou

    I cannot tell you how many times I've returned to the many quotes when I've needed a lift.

    Also, I currently have several quotes posted on the bulletin board in front of my home office desk. Always encourages me to keep moving forward.
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  • Profile picture of the author lingo
    I have that image saved somewhere. Need to dig it out again.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jane Lee

    Thank you for posting the 21 suggestions for success from H, Jackson Brown Jr. who is the author of Life's Little Instruction Book which was on the New York Times Bestseller.
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    • Profile picture of the author robsyd4
      Awesome, I love it, thanks for that...
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  • Profile picture of the author DocReed

    Thanks for sharing the 21 Suggestions for Success. I would add one that works for me... be thankful to God for what you are given!

    Doc Reed
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  • Profile picture of the author Linda_C
    My totem. Has been for decades.

    The Desiderata

    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.

    1927, Max Ehrmann (1872-1945)
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