There are times in life when others hurt us deeply, they say or do something out of anger or frustration. Sometimes this is a spouse, a child or a coworker. I like to think that I am a nice person and when someone says somethings otherwise, it gives me pause. Each day I pray for the Lord to guide me. Sure, I am as big of a sinner, as everyone else, but God knows I try and follow his lead each day.
In these moments I am reminded of one of my favorite quotes from Mother Teresa. If I have quoted it here before I am sorry. I write it as a reminder to myself and to all of you whom we owe our focus and our lives to!!! That, my friends, is the challenge today!
People are often unreasonable and self-centered
Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you of ulterior motives.
Be kind anyway.
If you are honest, people may cheat you.
Be honest anyway.
If you find happiness, people may be jealous.
Be happy anyway.
The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow.
Do good anyway.
Give the world the best you have and it may never be enough.
Give your best anyway.
For you see, in the end
It is between you and God.
It was never between you and them anyway.