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How true isn’t this? 😀 Law of attraction, babey!!! ❤ 

When you’re smilin’, when you’re smilin’
The whole world smiles with you
When you’re laughin’, oh when you’re laughin’
The sun comes shinin’ through
But when you’re cryin’, you bring on the rain
So stop that sighin’, be happy again
Keep on smilin’, ’cause when you’re smilin’
The whole world smiles with you
But when you’re cryin’, your bring on the rain
So stop your sighin’, be happy again
Keep on smilin’, ’cause when you’re smilin’, baby
The whole world smiles with you
Songwriters: Joe Goodwin / Larry Shay / Mark Fisher
When You’re Smiling lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

 

“When you’re smiling” here sung by Billie Holiday:

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Yesterday was Martin Luther King day & I was watching a few videos on youtube of Martin Luther King Jr speaking… so eloquent, his voice is soft & calm as he speaks of coming together in peace & nonviolence. I love peace & non violence. Forever. A universal message, as relevant now as then, at the very core of our existence. I also watched some amazing speeches by his wife Coretta Scott King who also championed human rights and was an inspirational person & speaker in her own right. I love them both!! We are all one, all connected to everything and everyone and it’s so easy to feel that whilst watching these two people speak, messages from their hearts to yours. One universal heart beating in one world. Let’s everyday fill ourselves with peace, love & freedom and show and share it with each other. I’d like to include animals in that too, for I believe all persons, all animals, all beings, all have a right to live in peace and be happy & free. Heaven can be a place on earth and dreams do come true.

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One of my all time favourite poems ❤ by Max Ehrmann… Isn’t it just full of wisdom & beauty? Xxx 

Desiderata ❤

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 ❤ 

 

Max Ehrmann, Desiderata, Copyright 1952.