Desiderata- Things That Are Desired

by Eurydice Mcgaughy

Today is 12/29/2019. The New Year is approaching, and looking back over the past twelve months it was experimental to say the most. 
(Deep Breaths Relax Deep Breath Complications Deep Breaths Its a boy)....
In February we added a little king by the name of  Wisdom to our tribe. By March 9th we were well into our first event. Fever's Grill and Juice Bar and Market hosted the Organic Spring Market! I wanted to prepare our vegan soul food menu and used fennel. Fennel can be found in foods like sausage, or in Indian restaurants in the place of mints, it is also a natural laxative.  We absolutely learned so much about recipes , organizing, failures, and budgets. ( Deep Breath..shit  deep Breath keep going) 
April and May was filled with graduation attention. Twiggy as I like to call her  and business partner double down and received her Bachelors of Science Degree from Alabama A&M University. (Tears of joy Breath)  We held a Detox Retreat at the end May. Planned  a weekend of events, with paints and sip & facials and ended with the talented and beautiful Sole.  (Yoga Meditation Breath Good Job)

Rest was needed and we headed to Miami. Restaurants skirted the edges of the sidewalks blasting music and smoking hookahs. That's Fever's Grill and Juice Bar and Market vibe?.

By July Our Birmingham Black Veg Fest had fizzled to a cookout. The sun blazed and I was hot, hormonal and the vibe I felt in Miami for Fever's hadn't registered yet.  (Yoga Yoga Yoga shit Yoga)
August we held a Lingerie Party in Indianapolis In and everyone there was open to receiving. (Relax Good Job Shit Relax)We lost Nipsey and I turned 45. (I can't relax, Breath)
September I packed my winter clothes for Alabama.( Breath, You'll make it Breath) Drove the eight long hours listening to the best 2019 new artist Elli Mae Shot Clock , Meek Mill got out banging, Meg the Stallion, Wale on Chill, Ari Lennox, Drake and for motivation Pastor TD Jakes.  Parked and got to work. We cleared the lot at our location @1001  3rd Ave West. So that we can create our Miami vibe with plants, flowers, food trucks, music and hookah for 2020.
October I connected with new associates experienced in business. I wanted a new heating and air unit and reached out to Tasmanian Heating and Air. I never received my heating unit and he never gave my money back. (Yoga... Meditation..... Breath..right Prayer..chill.) Good thing I used my credit card. The home remodeling business leaves no prisoners. It rarely works out like the shows on HGTV.                                                                                                               
November we painted a 10 x 50 trailer to add to our vision.More traveling more fasting. (Meditation, stay focused) December we adopted Fevers on Fridays inviting food trucks and vendors out. (Really Slow Breath Be patient don't Quit)

The goals we desired in 2019 accomplished. Some of our test we failed Some we passed God Willing we will get another opportunity to try again.
Happy New Year Entrepreneurs. 
 Soul House Retreat 2020.
amid the noise and the haste, 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.