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;
If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you;
Be honest and frank anyway.
What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight;
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.