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Quotes To Live By

Quote #28: Kristen McDonald Rivet

Hi, I’m Kristen McDonald Rivet, State Senator representing our 35th Senate District covering the greater Bay City, Midland and Saginaw region. This quote from Max Ehrmann’s poem, Desiderata, has been on my refrigerator for the past five years. It’s a reminder that whatever cycle of life we’re in, there’s always a specialness about it. Through the good, bad, and ugly, the world still offers an abundance of beauty and we are part of that. We are always loved and worth it. "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 with your soul. With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world.” - Max Ehrmann

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