Wednesday, July 13, 2011

In a week filled with such negativity,I need to remember this:

 "People are often unreasonable, illogical, 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 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, they 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've got anyway.
You see, in the final analysis, it is between you and God.
It was never between you and them anyway."~Mother Teresa


 This hangs framed in my kitchen.A place I spend an awful lot of time on most days.It was a gift from my daughters.I read it often.And even more so over the last week.I will continue to read it and absorb the words and live them.On some days I succeed more than others.But I try.And I will continue to do so.Despite circumstance or outside forces.And,in this latest chapter,I will continue to stay focused on what brought me to this day.My child and perhaps,over 35 others, just like her.

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22 comments:

Anonymous said...

Great photo - are those wedding garbs?

Bluebelle

Lacey said...

Oh my gosh, I love that picture of you two!! Your both so gorgeous, she looks just like you! Still bummed that we couldn't meet up. But we'll be out there again in just a couple weeks.

Anonymous said...

What a great picture and she has a clip in her hair..I remember pictures on here of her pulling clips out...Love it.

The Steelman Girls

Finding Normal said...

Loooove that quote!
Great photo of two very happy girls. Keep smiling. This will all get better. I really believe that!

Justine said...

Love the quote and the picture! Thanks!

Kris said...

That quote by Bl. Mother Teresa is one of my favorites! And it is a most appropriate for this week, huh? Thank you for all you're doing, Heather, to turn a negative into a positive!

Cammie Heflin said...

:) Love it! Especially the pic of you two, it's perfect!

colleen said...

Love your words.... keep on reading it friend, perhaps multiple times a day!
Awesome picture of you and Zoey!

phyllis said...

Love this post! Words to live by.

just jean said...

Heather,
I always see you as a "do it anyway person". I believe that is the pull of your blog. Stay on the path. Be reminded that you are supported by many whom you can not see, but I hope you can feel.

Virtual hugs.....
Jean

Anna said...

two beautiful women, both inside and out.

The Annessa Family said...

Every time I see her with that little tongue...melts my heart...remind me of my Kayla...

God is ALWAYS in the details...

Good WILL come from this...I just know it.

<3

Brooke Annessa
www.TheAnnessaFamily.blogspot.com

blogzilly said...

A beautiful quote and hey look, two beautiful PEOPLE.

But you know what I like the best?

This line:

'I will continue to stay focused on what brought me to this day. My child and perhaps, over 35 others, just like her.'

That Mother Teresa knew her shit...

Elizabeth said...

What a woman you are -- and that photo is fantastic. I want a copy. You're both so gorgeous.

Anonymous said...

Love this! Christy P

My name is Sarah said...

Three beautiful women:)

Sherry C said...

So very wise! Heather I'm so impressed with you, Ken and your team. Thank you for pointing us all in the right direction. Beautiful words. It is unbelievable how this is all unfolding.

Becca said...

Wise, wise words from Mother Teresa, for sure. It would do us all good to remember them.

LOVE the photo - you two are just GORGEOUS!! Sammi's wearing that same clip in her hair this morning...

Kelly said...

Love this.....truly words to live by!! And what a BEAUTIFUL pic of you & Miss Zoey :)

Sewconsult said...

Not sure what all the iPad mess was, but I know (by following you for almost 2 yrs) that you are a honorable person, mom, & advocate.
Beckie in Brentwood, TN

Melissa said...

Lots of hugs to you sweet friend!!

SECRET PEPPER PERSON: said...

Gorgeous photo and I love the M Other Theresa quote.