Words to Live By

Thanks for checking my blog! I apologize for not posting on Friday. There was just not one extra minute in the day. I kept thinking that maybe I would get it posted before midnight, so it would still technically be Friday. Then I thought maybe I would get to it on Saturday. As life would have it, the weekend held few extra minutes either and the ones that I did have needed to be spent with family. One daughter had been out of town the whole week, Father's Day needs to be celebrated and I will be out of town this week for our upcoming Angel Company Annual Seminar.

What I want to share with you today is not original. In fact, it was written by Mother Teresa. It just spoke to me. I don't know about you, but I have those times when much of what I do seems to come up short (usually of my own expectations but sometimes of those of others too).  Martina McBride has a song called "Anyway" that I referenced in another blog quite a while ago. This may remind you of that. I hope you find a bit of encouragment or a morsel of inspiration in these words. 

"People are often unreasonable, illogical, and self-centered; forgive them anyway.

If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish motives; be kind anyway.

If you are successful, you will win some false friends and some true enemies; succeed anyway.

If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you; be honest and frank anyway.

What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight; build anyway.

If you find serenity and happiness, others may be jealous; be happy anyway.

The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow; do good anyway.

Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough; give the world the best you have anyway.

You see, in the final analysis, it is between you and God; it was never between you and them anyway."

-Mother Teresa

Be encouraged and don't grow weary in doing good!  Have a wonderful week!


About debbierivers

I love to share what I can whenever I can. My goal is to live simply and love lavishly. I enjoy inspiring others with my writing. I am married to Steve and am the mother to two beautiful daughters, Hannah and Jenna, and grandmother to Kinsley. My desire is to encourage and to bless others through my life and my words.
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