THE GOOD EARTH
I found this meditation and guidance by Eleanor Roosevelt to be particularly provocative and worthy of reflection.
Forbid us to be satisfied with what we make of life.
Draw us from trivial content,
and set our eyes on far-off goals.
Keep us at tasks too hard for us
that we may be driven to you for strength.
Deliver us from fretfulness and self-pitying;
make us sure of the good we cannot see
and of the hidden good in the world.
Save us from ourselves
and show us a vision of a world made new.
—Eleanor Roosevelt, 1884-1962
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