The following popped into my head this morning as I was thinking about certain things that have happened in our lives.  I always seem to remember the following poem in times of frustration, disbelief, and yes, even anger.  People are people.  They are who they are.  Very rarely do people change.  What we have to remember is that, nine times out of ten, it isn't really about you anyway, it is about themselves and their demons.  All you can do is be real, accept other's realness, and live your life wide open.

Mother Teresa

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 your God;
It was never between you and them anyway.

Until next time,


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