I have loved the Desiderata for almost as long as I can remember. I grew up with it on the wall of my mother’s kitchen, penned carefully by my oldest sister. It was my credo from all those years when I was an atheist. I love it still, and I’m surprised it has taken eight years of daily postings to find its way onto my blog!

Enjoy it and treasure it. Imagine a world where everyone follows this sound advice. That universal peace can start with each of us as we heed these wise injunctions.


I work to amplify good wherever I find it. I love color, texture, beauty, great ideas, nature, metaphor, deliciousness, genuine spirituality, and exploring new territory. I encourage authenticity, nurture creativity, champion sustainability, promote peace, and hope to foster a new renaissance where we all are free to be our most fulfilled, multifaceted, and terrific selves. Read more here.


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    Polly Castor 8 years ago

    Anne, a blog reader, sent this link explaining that Max Ehrmann is the author… Thank you!


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