sunday snapshot # 22

The world is full of so much good-- love, laughter, friendship, kindness, wonder...

And full of so much heartache.

We will experience all of it....  a giggle, watching a bunny chewing on some grass, a storm rolling in, a kind gesture, a magenta sky, an unexpected phone call that stops your day, a bad medical report, the gift of flowers, the best hug and biggest smile upon entering a room, a thank you, a goodbye, an i miss you.... we will experience all of it at one point or another.  

That's what it is to be human.

On the good days it is easy to embrace life.

On the bad days we may want to give up.

On the good days, pause and take it all in and be grateful in those moments.

On the bad days, I read these words:

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 unfaithful friends and some true enemies.  Succeed anyway.  
If you are honest and sincere people may deceive you.  Be honest and sincere anyway.
What you spend years building, others could destroy overnight.  Build 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 world the best you have, and it will never be enough.  Give the world the best you have anyway.
You see, in the final analysis, it is between you and God.  It was never between you and them anyway.
--- Mother Teresa
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