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Happy 2009!

Happy 2009! Best wishes to one and all.

Each year I revisit this quote. I think it is worth repeating...


So live your life that the fear of death can never enter your heart.

Trouble no one about their religion;
respect others in their view,
and demand that they respect yours.

Love your life, perfect your life, beautify all things in your life.

Seek to make your life long
and its purpose in the service of your people.

Prepare a noble death song
for the day when you go over the great divide.

Always give a word or a sign of salute when meeting or passing
a friend, even a stranger, when in a lonely place.

Show respect to all people and grovel to none.

When you arise in the morning give thanks for the food
and for the joy of living;
if you see no reason for giving thanks,
the fault lies only in yourself.

Abuse no one and no thing,
for abuse turns the wise ones to fools
and robs the spirit of its vision.

When it comes your time to die,
be not like those whose hearts are filled with the fear
of death, so that when their time comes they weep and pray
for a little more time to live their lives over again in a different
way; sing your death song and die like a hero going home.


- attributed to Tecumseh (1768?-1813), Shawnee Nation

Comments

( 17 comments — Leave a comment )
nakeisha
Jan. 1st, 2009 02:25 pm (UTC)
Happy New Year to you too.

I wish you health, happiness, peace and success.

And yes, it is indeed worth repeating this each year.

*Hugs*
eldritchhobbit
Jan. 7th, 2009 01:07 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much - and to you, too! *huge hugs*
nakeisha
Jan. 7th, 2009 02:17 pm (UTC)
Thank you very much.

*Hugs tightly*
belleferret
Jan. 1st, 2009 05:44 pm (UTC)
Wonderful words to live by.

Happy New Year!

*hugs*
eldritchhobbit
Jan. 7th, 2009 12:46 pm (UTC)
Thank you! Happy new year to you, too! *huge hugs*
primroseburrows
Jan. 1st, 2009 08:12 pm (UTC)
Oh, I really love this.

Happy wishes for 2009! :)
eldritchhobbit
Jan. 7th, 2009 12:46 pm (UTC)
Thank you! Happy 2009 to you, too! :)
agentxpndble
Jan. 1st, 2009 09:06 pm (UTC)
Beautiful words to live by.

One of my favorites: Live with intention.
eldritchhobbit
Jan. 7th, 2009 12:46 pm (UTC)
Me, too. I just adore that.
ex_lbilover
Jan. 2nd, 2009 01:46 am (UTC)
Wow, that is a wonderful quote! Thank you for sharing it, and Happy New Year!
eldritchhobbit
Jan. 7th, 2009 12:47 pm (UTC)
Thank you! Happy 2009 to you!
maidoforange
Jan. 2nd, 2009 02:53 am (UTC)
That is a wonderful quote!
eldritchhobbit
Jan. 7th, 2009 12:47 pm (UTC)
I'm so glad you like it!
the_cornettist
Jan. 2nd, 2009 04:38 am (UTC)
I love this. It sums up my ideal - shame I keep falling by the wayside.

Happy New Year to you, too :) Hope 2009 is good to you.
eldritchhobbit
Jan. 7th, 2009 12:48 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much - best wishes for a wonderful 2009!
ext_138728
Jan. 5th, 2009 12:17 pm (UTC)
That is breathtakingly beautiful. Thanks for sharing it.
eldritchhobbit
Jan. 7th, 2009 12:48 pm (UTC)
My pleasure! I'm so glad you enjoyed it.
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