Troutbirder II

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Monday, January 21, 2013

Be Happy

"...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."


-- written by Max Ehrmann in the 1920s

30 comments:

  1. Wonderful pictures to go along with Desiderata, as I have always known it to be called. I am also glad you enjoyed The Life of Pi (I read it on your other blog). :-)

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  2. Loved your pictures. My first thought was they are all so peaceful! Also love the quote. What is the name of the blue bird?

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  3. Yes it truly is as your pictures so beautifully testify.

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  4. Very nice shots,love the buck and bluebird best

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  5. The first picture looks like the Lamar Valley in Yellowstone.

    Hope you're having a good winter.

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  6. It got to -28 here..I am looking for the happy in that..oh yes we are warm..I am happy about that!
    Great photos..I especially enjoyed the buck in velvet..that is one shot I have not been lucky enough to get yet:)

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  7. i have always loved this quotation and to see it paired with your lovely nature photos is a real treat! the scenery is inspiring, thank you for sharing it.

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  8. I really like your photos. I even like the snow scene. You pick the best ones for sure to share. Happy day I am working on and need to work on more often. Thanks for sharing.

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  9. Ohhhh! Stunning!
    A positive outlook helps us cope and thrive!

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  10. Lovely words and lovely pics, thanks for both!

    Cheers,

    Jo, Stella and Zkhat

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  11. Awesome sample of pictures to show why we should be happy.

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  12. Thank you for sharing this. I NEEDED it today :)

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  13. Beautiful photos! Oak Hill Drive looks SO COLD!

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  14. Your photos show how much we have to be thankful for in this world, and there are many scenes to bring us happiness.

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  15. Lovely images and words. Really like the last photo a lot.

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  16. What your photos are showing truly is a little piece of joy! Lovely!
    xo Catherine

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  17. What beautiful photos and an even more beautiful quote. Thank you for starting my day with this my friend.

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  18. The road in the top photo is exactly the kind of road I love to travel. Beautiful. It beckons....

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  19. Oh WOW---what a great set of photos... They are photos to make one happy for SURE... I love them all --but that first one with those mountains in the background is fabulous... Wow!!!!

    And of course, I love the snow one and the sun one....Thanks!!!
    Betsy

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  20. Wonderful quote and lovely photographs. Yes, we must strive to be happy and cheerful.

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  21. A beautiful world indeed that we live in. All one has to do is open their eyes and it is all around us...

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  22. What a beautiful message & reminder.
    Thank you!

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  23. Before I retired, Your post's words from Desiderata hung in my office for years. Got me through many difficult work days. Nice seeing the words again. Also, the beautiful photos that accompanied it. -- barbara

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  24. Very true and wise words, Ray.

    Your comment on the trapping shed door made me smile -- you DO understand. :)

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  25. Touching base with Nature is good for the soul. Too many of our increasingly urban citizens never get close to Nature. If they do see nature it is from the car, train or plane and quite often sanitized. If this were less the case, more would speak up for the protection and preservation of our air, water, land and beautiful places.

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  26. Thank you so much for the meaningful words and the beautiful photos. Not sure why, but I sometimes need to be reminded to be happy.

    Your bluebird photo reminded me that we saw them in our yard several times last October, first time ever. See them often in NE Wisconsin but always where there are wide open spaces and never in my neighborhood.Looked at the photo again. Is that a bluebird? Ours were Eastern Bluebirds w/a rusty breast.

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  27. Troutbirder....
    "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." -- written by Max Ehrmann in the 1920s. I like that!!
    Love, Raelyn.... Plus Rose, my BEAUTIFULLY UNIQUE "Mystery Dog"!!

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