In the words of Mother Teresa

People are often unreasonable, irrational, and self-centered.
Forgive them anyway.

If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives.
Be kind anyway.

If you are successful, you will win some unfaithful friends and some genuine enemies. Succeed anyway.

If you are honest and sincere, people may deceive you.
Be honest and sincere anyway.

What you spend years creating, others could destroy overnight.
Create anyway.

If you find serenity and happiness, some may be jealous.
Be happy anyway.

The good you do today, will often be forgotten.
Do good anyway.

Give the best you have, and it will never be enough.
Give your best anyway.

In the final analysis, it is between you and God.
It was never between you and them anyway.

–I had one of those “down and out” days yesterday, and it wasn’t because the fog has decided to blanket northern California all week. There were a few reasons why, none of which I’m going to go into right now. I’m not really sure why this particular poem came to mind (I’ve only read it once and it was years back), but certain lines kept popping into my head. I didn’t exactly know the name of the poem, or where it came from. It simply cycled over and over in my head–even drowned out the radio–while I was driving home from my in-laws last night.

What you spend years creating, others could destroy overnight.
Create anyway.

Give the best you have, and it will never be enough.
Give your best anyway.

Yup. I’ve mulled over the internet, whined to a select few, confided fears in others, and now I’m over it. I’m embracing Mother Teresa’s words of wisdom and writing my heart out until…well, until tomorrow comes and I’ll do it again.

And maybe within the next few days, weeks, months, I won’t be so cryptic.

Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving. On towards Christmas!

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