Real Estate Lessons from Lisa Orme, Realtor®: "Desired Things" - Advice on Finding Happiness in Life

"Desired Things" - Advice on Finding Happiness in Life

It's been an interesting couple of weeks in my world, and I am always striving to maintain my sence of "balance" and peace even as life takes its own twists and turns. So this morning by chance (or probably not, as things go) I came across one of my old favorite bits of prose as I was skimming a local magazine over my morning coffee. 

It was originally published in a compilation of "devotional" writings by Rev. Frederick Kates, but it was later clarified to have been written by poet Max Ehrmann.

It's wonderful advice is timeless... The title "Desiderata" means "desired things" in Latin.  I hope you will enjoy:



Photo by Lisa Orme, poetry by Max Ehrmann is noted by Wikipedia to be in the Public Domain


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Comment balloon 3 commentsLisa Orme • September 07 2011 11:46PM


Hi Lisa,
Thanks for sharing.
I love the part that says “speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others.”
Have a wonderful week!

Posted by What Not To Renovate - Milan B., We provide tips & trends on home renos & designs about 6 years ago

Lisa, I have not seen or thought of this in a long time, but clearly one of my favorites, thank you!

Posted by Andrea Swiedler, Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) about 6 years ago

Good morning, Lisa. Lifting you up in prayer, sweet one! ♥ ♥ ♥ from Riverside!

Posted by Joni Bailey, Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR® (Berkshire Hathaway Home Services - Anderson Properties) about 6 years ago