Saturday, April 23, 2011

Forgotten Poem

I was playing around on the internet, reading a blog when this poem was mentioned. I have read this before and really like it. It was written in 1927 but can ring true in any age.  Just wanted to share with all of you.

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 vexations 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 not this 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.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Passing it down

So today I decided to give away something very close to my heart. My most prized possession.

I gave Evan my teddy bear, CBA (Cuddly Bear Alper) I was about 5 when I got it so don't laugh too hard at his name.

It was very cute how Evan hugged and held onto the bear. I cried when Evan was so excited to have a new "friend". I hope that Evan can have this bear for many years to come. It's not in that bad of shape considering the bear is close to 30 years old.

Pictures to come soon.

Sunday, April 3, 2011


Since the last post was long this one is just pictures. These are all from the past month. Enjoy!

look at those eyes

Evan the train conductor


I drew Mommy right there

peek a boo

helping clean the house

wore this hat most of the day

new hat new day

playing with his bud Frank


Evan stacked these all by himself

Evan knocked these down all by himself

Evan having an "ice cream" sandwich for the first time

he likes it

Had to do it all by himself

It was gooooood