Thursday, May 19, 2011

did we live it right?

If you had one day to live, what would you do? 

Well-- in all honesty? What would you do? 
I would say the words I was always scared to say. I would tell people how I really feel. I would write letters-- lots of letters. Letters to all sorts of people. People who helped me, people who I hurt, begging and pleading for forgiveness, people who I love. I would pray. Oh how I would pray! I would write in my journal one last time. I would take pictures. I would look at the mountain-- the way my brother did before he left. Knowing, that it was the last I would look at them in this mortal state. I would gather with my family and friends. I would cry. I wouldn't want to be leaving them.

In all honesty, what would you do?

Well-- see what I am trying to say here-- you never know. One road leads to another, but at some point that road will end. Who is on your road? Have you told them lately you love them? Do you say the words you need to? Do you live the way you should? Are you grateful for what God has given you? Are you being the best you can? 

Pause. Breathe. Stop. 

"People are often unreasonable, irrational, 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 unfaithful friends and some genuine enemies. Succeed anyway. 
If you are honest and sincere people may deceive you.  Be honest and sincere anyway. 
What you spend years creating, others could destroy overnight.  Create anyway.
If you find serenity and happiness, some may be jealous.  Be happy anyway. 
The good you do today, will often be forgotten.  Do good anyway.
Give the best you have, and it will never be enough.  Give your best anyway.
 In the final analysis, it is between you and God.  It was never between you and them anyway."
-Mother Teresa

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