We wish you a magical 2022!

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Deborah | Daphne | Adam | Ton | Theo | Jack | Martijn | Hein | Inez

< DESIDERATA >

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 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.

Appreciate your own work, 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 deceit.

But don’t let 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 critical about love; for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment it is as perennial as the grass.

Accept the wisdom of years, gracefully surrendering the things of youth.

Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune.

Do not distress yourself with imaginings; many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.

Embrace a wholesome discipline, but 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.

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 careful. Strive to be happy.

Dated 1692
The Old St Paul’s Church
Baltimore, Southwest Ireland

< According to Chinese astrology,
2022 is the year of the Tiger. >

The year of the Tiger symbolizes spontaneity and novelty. It is a period that draws its strength and growth, despite adversity, from dynamism and enthusiasm. 2022 highlights action and willpower as much as an increased capacity to step back and not succumb to the emotion of the moment.

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