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Desiderata  ~ Max Ehrmann

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.

 

Email questions, concerns, comments to: neecy101@gmail.com

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33 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Mindful
    Jul 29, 2011 @ 21:49:55

    Welcome Neecy. I have a feeling here is going to be interesting. I have come across you on BB&W and a few other places. I am new to this blog world and tend to read and not respond but I think this might be the place. Carry on!

    Neecy: HI MINDFUL! Welcome to the blog. This is so new to me and a bit scarey and challenging, but I hope to get better with my writing, topics and such. They say the best way to improve ones writing is to simply write. Plus I love yapping, so its perfect for me to have my own space to do it. 🙂

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  2. zorroprimo
    Jul 30, 2011 @ 03:09:28

    I knew there was something fishy about you.

    Neecy: 🙂

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  3. Student
    Aug 06, 2011 @ 17:08:17

    i think both you and your blog have potential. i have some suggestions, and perhaps they will work for your well being. you come across as wounded and vindictive at times. this may serve to derail your efforts at success. accept where you are in life now, understand the rhyme and the reason (i think you do already) and work to make it better. you certainly have plenty of time left to achieve your goals but are not in that place yet. check out the power of now, unoriginal idea but expressed well. audiobook it while in the gym.

    you’re right about roissys blog. its got some good content from a male perspective but it does not represent the majority of males. his political beliefs are laughably bad, and his commentors are generally utter morons. be careful w how much time you spend in the comments, little productive will be achieved there.

    on the upside: i think youve got heart, hustle, wisdom and passion. these all are key traits to have. i liked your personal stories, which come from the heart even when they are tinted with real and searing pain. you write well, although it could certainly improve. i feel like you could write a book on your life and its ups and downs and i would read it.

    finally, i would recommend you see a therapist. i think you will heal much quicker if you have a good outlet for your negative emotions. the world in general does not respond well to extended pain and anger. be careful how you broadcast your emotions will also publishing identifying information. good luck and wish you all the best.

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    • Neecy
      Aug 06, 2011 @ 18:25:17

      Hi Student!

      Thanks for commenting! I think you do offer some very grounded great advice. But I can honestly say pain and anger is not a place where I am at. I accept things in life happen for a reason and those things whether they be good or bad either build us up or break us down. I understand for the most part, I have contributed to the lack of achieving many things in my life. I have not had any real obstacles other than myself. For me the glass is only half full now. I have a strong spiritual background and belief. I know that even while things are not 100% in my life right now, I can get very close to it by staying focused and not off track (my biggest weakness right now). But this blog is actually one of the first steps in overcoming fears. I have avoided for over a year starting a blog b/c of the fear of my writing not being where it needs to be and my lack of articulating ideas clearly and concisely. But as I have read, the best writers become good when they are writing. Writing is a craft that takes practice and doing. The more I do it the better I will get.

      I feel I am at the prime of my life now where I am finally getting myself to move to the next level personally, professionally and in terms of my passions and goals. Its an exciting yet scary time for me but I am ready.

      Heartiste’s site while I do get a little of my wagon at times, I believe has served a purpose for me b/c it has enc9uraged me to start a blog once and for all – that goes back to that everything happens for a reason. So I am not too ungrateful for stumbling across his blog b/c it has moved me into doing something I feared for the longest – writing and blogging.

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  4. Zorro
    Aug 10, 2011 @ 16:50:16

    Just a heads up:

    http://www.amazon.com/Marriage-White-People-American-Everyone/dp/0525952012?ie=UTF8&qid=1312839946&sr=8-1

    Might be something you want to read.

    PS: What’s up with the loss of your gorgeous NEECY photos?

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    • Neecy
      Aug 10, 2011 @ 18:52:23

      I don’t even want to read it Zorro. I am so over trying to undertstand the pathology of some Black people and marriage. I simply don’t care anymore about what the average Black person does b/c they go off on anyone that tries to point out common sense.

      Re th epics. i kept seeing red x’s. So I wasn’t sure what was happening. I’ll put them back up jusss for you 😉

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  5. Zorro
    Aug 10, 2011 @ 16:51:43

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  6. Maya
    Aug 21, 2011 @ 16:27:52

    Neecy, I like your new profile picture! You’re very beautiful! ❤

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  7. Zorro
    Aug 21, 2011 @ 23:11:13

    LOVE the new graphics. It’s so you.

    MUAH!

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    • Neecy
      Aug 21, 2011 @ 23:17:07

      Hi Dahling!!! Thx I was getting frustrated trying to figure out how to spruce up my blog. I like it so far. Playing around with stuff today. Glad u like. Still waiting on my book to arrive!!

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  8. Liza207
    Aug 21, 2011 @ 23:52:29

    Neecy’s Nest. I like it. And I love the new look.

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  9. MK
    Sep 20, 2011 @ 08:40:24

    Neecy,
    You are building your audience very fast well done.
    Is your blog hosted for free on wordpress.com? If so I think you should quickly consider self hosting. It costs you a little more upfront but gives you true ownership and it becomes really yours and a real asset for you vs. being an apartment like dweller.

    If your unclear why shoot me an email and I can expand on it.

    MK

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    • Neecy
      Sep 20, 2011 @ 09:39:56

      Yes I will email you later MK! I didn’t do it b/c I thought it would take too much work. But if you believe its best then we can talk. Also b/c I plan on doing uploading of videos larer on – videos and short films I create for entertainment to show to the blog etc.

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      • Liza207
        Sep 20, 2011 @ 10:06:59

        Good idea with the short films.

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        • Neecy
          Sep 20, 2011 @ 10:11:25

          Get your booty in LA so we can work together dag gammit! LOL

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          • Liza207
            Sep 20, 2011 @ 10:27:04

            The weather has been so shitty here in NYC, lately. LA would really be nice a place to be right now, girl.

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            • Neecy
              Sep 20, 2011 @ 10:33:32

              That is one thing I don’t miss about NY when I did live there briefly – the weather! In fact I left after two years b/c of the weather. I almost went to Syracuse University and my mother told me I was crazy b/c if I couldn’t stand the weather in NYC i certainly couldn’t take it in upstate NY.

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  10. patpatkay
    Oct 02, 2011 @ 05:38:22

    Hey, Neecy 😀 Lovely blog! 🙂 I don’t know how you get this much readers but oh well, you’re amazing and I’d just like you to know what a blog you’ve got! 🙂

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  11. Neecy
    Oct 03, 2011 @ 07:35:10

    Hi PAT!!!

    Thank you for your kind words and I am glad you enjoy the blog!! I hope you stop in again and participate, I’d love to see more women participating 🙂

    Take Care!!

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  12. Dave
    Oct 24, 2011 @ 05:00:49

    Neecy,

    Thanks for starting your blog. Please check out Interrace Magazine, at http://interrace.wordpress.com and let me know what you think. I’d really value your input.

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  13. Ryan Mega
    Jan 03, 2013 @ 15:28:53

    saw your comments on another very sexist, misogynist blog that I am semi ashamed i follow lol. you held your own. immediate fan. can’t way to see what you post on ur blog..

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  14. A Swirl Girl
    Feb 02, 2013 @ 15:47:52

    I didn’t know you had a blog until I clicked on Christelyn’s Facebook post!
    Woot Woot! I enjoy your perspective. Looking forward to receiving/reading your posts.

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  15. Peanut
    Nov 30, 2013 @ 09:36:48

    so how have you been doing neecy?

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  16. Peanut
    Jan 26, 2014 @ 21:04:43

    what do you think of the NPR study that says black women choose wm last, needy? http://www.npr.org/blogs/codeswitch/2013/11/30/247530095/are-you-interested-dating-odds-favor-white-men-asian-women

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  17. Pumpkin
    Aug 14, 2014 @ 20:49:32

    hey neecy

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