The other day I got onto Facebook to update my profile feed and check some things out. I don't spend a lot of time on there reading many posts. Truth is, if it's not right in front of my face I am not going to spend much time looking for it. I spend most of my day and night on the computer or phone (when I'm not in the car of being supermom, I wish) so I don't run to get on the computer if I don't have to. I was glad this day that I did take moment to scroll down the page because I came across this quote. It caught me off guard on a day when I was feeling particularly sorry for myself, though the reason now eludes me. I loved it so much that I went into my office and wrote it on my lead board. It reminded me that even though we all have days when we wish we could let go of our responsibilities and be completely selfish, we can't let the events of the day or other people affect how we live our lives.
"People are often unreasonable, irrational and self-centered, love them anyway. If you're kind people might accuse you of being selfish or having ulterior motives, be kind anyway. When you're successful you'll win some unfaithful friends and some genuine enemies, succeed anyway. If you're honest and sincere people may deceive you, be honest and sincere anyway. What you spend years creating others may destroy overnight, Create anyway. If you find serenity and happiness others might be jealous, be happy anyway. The good you do today will often be forgotten, do good anyway. When you give the best you have it still will never be enough, give your best anyway. In the final analysis, it's between you and God. It was never between you and them anyway."