Thursday, December 21, 2006

happy winter solstice!

yay! each and every day will begin to get longer and brighter from this day forward. today is the darkest, shortest day of the year. take a moment to reflect on today's milestone. we're in the midst of holiday hurrah and life is frenetic. slow down for a moment, light a candle, slip into a hot bath, pull out your journal, and express gratitude for what this year has given you.

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

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1 comment:

Alison said...

hee hee. this made smile. I read this as part of my high school graduation speech. I didn't know it was Mother Teresa at the time.