Monday, January 07, 2008

Glad to be Back!

As great as it was to drop off the blogosphere for a few weeks, I must say, I missed it just a tinny weeny bit (read: I developed a nervous twitch). Time flies ‘cause here we are in 2008, who would have thunk?


To summarise the events of the last few weeks in a sentence: Xmas was aite spent in the bhundus contemplating my ancestors and the meaning of life (pretty deep), my siblings and i hosted a drink-up which had a pretty good turnout - i just hated the cleaning up the morning after the night before.

New Year's Eve was pretty good seeing as we didnt have a plan until like 11.35pm, lol. It all came right once i had escaped getting knocked off a table by a bouncer while trying to jump into a club and make it in time for the countdown, which i did. I ushered in the new year to Kanye's "The Good Life".

This year I did away with corny New Years resolutions, coz truth be told, i probably will have broken them by the end of the first week of January anyway. Instead, I am going to try ( I stress, try!) to follow the wise words of the following poem, “Desiderata of Happiness”.

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.

Max Ehrmann, Desiderata

5 comments:

Ruby said...

Welcome back sweet face!

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Vimbai said...

Ruby: Glad to be back...well sorta, i was rubbish at posting anything this week, but i will be good next week, lol.

CreseNet: Thanks for stopping by, i will indeed return the gesture :-)

Becks said...

Power to you girl for refusing to lie to yourself about resolutions. I just decided to recycle my resolutions, but tacked on a new addition. :)

http://callmebecks.blogspot.com/2007/12/new-years-resolution-series-nyr-1.html

http://callmebecks.blogspot.com/2007/12/new-begginings.html

Vimbai said...

Becks: What new addiction is this? Forget about yearly resolutions, i tend to have daily and weekly ones! Will pay your blog a visit now!