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Eileen Novak

"Light the Darkness"

Omaha, NE, USA
female, age 115
Speaks: French, ASL, primal grunts, Pidgin
Joined Mar 25, 2009
Activities: Writing, Research, Empowering

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-- written by Max Ehrmann in the 1920s -- 

Go placidly amid the noise and the 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 to the dull and the ignorant; 
they too have their story. 
Avoid loud and aggressive persons; 
they are vexatious to the spirit.

If you compare yourself with others, 
you may become vain or 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 in your soul. 

With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams, 
it is still a beautiful world. 
Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.

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Joined Mar 25, 2009 Activist Aspirations Enthusiastic 
Here for Meeting Friends, Professional Connections, Support a Cause 
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Groups (PBS) Public Broadcasting Service, (PTT) Peace Think Tank, A Free Stuff Network (AFSN), Global Alliance to Ban GMOs, Sustainable Products, The Sound Sanctuary, Union of Concerned Scientists, World Wide - Legal Action 4 Animal Rights, Writers, Poets, and Thinkers Circle
Hometown Omaha, NE 
Birthday Nov 04, 1900  
Languages French, ASL, primal grunts, Pidgin  
About Me Sojourner and wisdom seeker opposed to injustice. An advocate of sustainability, animal/human/environmental welfare, political improvements, and respect for all sentient beings.
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Pets 1 Dog, 1 Cat  
Activist Aspirations Enthusiastic
Political Leaning Moderate
Religions Buddhism, Unitarian-Universalism, Christian - non denominational  
Eating Habits Daily except when I fast  
Wild Fact About Me I am a skilled pistoleer, an archer, and a classical French Fencer. Also, a strong believer in Dynamic Non-Violence.
My Philosophy Go placidly amid the noise and haste.
What Gives Me Hope Kindred spirits such as the fine souls here on Care2.
If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by See my complete Manifesto at
What/who changed my life and why Traveling change my life because now I see the Oneness of mankind and appreciate our interconnectedness.
What Bugs Me Blind followers who refuse to think  
Passions ART in "ALL" its manifestations  
Inspirations music and the beauty of nature  
What Scares Me Ignorance en mass  
Role Models Sun Tzu, John Muir, My Grandparents, Mother Teresa of Calcutta, Dalai Lama  
Quotation You have nothing Infinite
Except your Soul's
Love and Desire
~St. Catherine of Siena (14th Century)
Interests "Out Motoring", Computers/Electronics, Sewing, Orchids  
Books Hichhiker's guide to the Galaxy, Beowulf, Three Musketeers, Zen in the Art of Archery  
Music Classical in general, Mumford and Sons, The Airborne Toxic Event, Beatles, Eminem  
Movies The Raor's Edge, Chronos, The Bear, Amelie, Princess Bride, The Red Violin, Arsenic and Old Lace, Red Balloon  
TV Shows Simpsons, Criminal Minds, The Big Bang Theory!, NCIS  
Favorite Foods chocolate, Chicago Dogs, Neapolitan Pizza, green apples, cotton candy, Indian/Middle Eastern, World Cuisine.I love eating  
Favorite Places Paris France (can't wait to return), the lake near my home, museums, amusement parks, London England  
Can't Live Without Can live without most things  
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    Wishing you Eileen a Wonderful Happy Birthday!

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    Happiest of birthdays, dear Eileen!  Enjoy your special day.  

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