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~ Motivational Thoughts~

~ Copyright Mary Engelbreit~

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 never was between you and them anyway.
~Author unknown~

Daremore Quotes

The Difference

I got up early one morning
And rushed right into the day;
I had so much to accomplish
That I didn't have time to pray.

Problems just tumbled about me,
And heavier came each task;
"Why doesn't God help me?"
I wondered.
He answered,"You didn't ask."

I wanted to see joy and beauty,
But the day toiled on gray and bleak;
I wondered why God didn't show me.
He said, "But you didn't seek."

I tried to come into God's presence;
I used all my keys in the lock.
God gently and lovingly chided,
"My child, you didn't knock."

I woke up early this morning,
And paused before entering the day;
I had so much to accomplish
That I had to take time to pray.

~ Author Unknown ~

"Things are only impossible until they're not." ~ Jean-Luc Picard ~

Today I Smiled

Today I smiled, and all at once
Things didn't look so bad.
Today I shared with someone else,
A bit of hope I had.

Today I sang a little song,
And felt my heart grow light,
And walked a happy little mile,
With not a cloud in sight.

Today I worked with what I had
And longed for nothing more,
And what had seemed like only weeds,
Were flowers at my door.
Today I loved a little more
And complained a little less,
And in the giving of myself,

I forgot my weariness.

~ Two Prayers ~

Last night my little boy
confessed to me
Some childish wrong;
And kneeling at my knee,
He prayed with tears ~~
"Dear God,make me a man
Like Daddy ~~ wise and strong
I know you can".

Then while he slept
I knelt beside his bed,
Confessed my sins,
And prayed with low bowed head;
"Oh God, make me a child,
Like my child here ~~
Trusting Thee with faith sincere."

Author ~ Andrew Gillies ~
From a very old scrapbook.