On a more cheerful note . . .
This was a special request. Are you familiar with the “Desiderata”? It begins “Go placidly . . .” and ends with “Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.” I believe it was written sometime in the 1920s. I found a couple of cross stitch graphs but chose to stitch this one designed by Lauren Fraser Turner of Lifetime Samplers in Great Britain. I especially liked her borders which reminded me of the illuminated manuscripts from the Middle Ages which sparkle with glistening golds & silvers.