I believe we are all on our own personal journey. The more aware we become of this, the better able we will equip ourselves to handle the things that are meant for us to live and learn in our own lives.
On a day like today, where we take time to reflect, I am grateful for so many, many things. I am most grateful for being able to forgive and continue to move forward despite adversity. Sharing this beautiful prayer with you today in hopes that you too are able to forgive (not forget) but are able to move forward, anyway!
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.