Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Love this!

"People are unreasonable, illogical and self-centered.

Love them anyway.
If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives.
Do good anyway.
If you are successful, you will win false friends and true enemies.
Succeed anyway.
The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow.
Do good anyway.
Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable.
Be honest and frank anyway.
The biggest person with the biggest ideas can be
shot down by the smallest person with the smallest mind.
Think big anyway.
What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight.
Build anyway.
People really need help but may attack if you help them.
Help people anyway.
Give the world the best you have and you might get kicked in the teeth.
Give the world the best you've got anyway."

- Mother Teresa

A Prayer

There is sadness resonating through the world this week. I suppose there's always stories of tragedy out there --- but this week they hit a little close to home. In honor of those around me who are going through hell I offer this prayer. I don't remember where I found this one, but it certainly seems to fit the circumstances:

Gracious God, all around me people are suffering. When I turn away from my own problems, I feel sorrow for the problems of others. Through the news, the media, and my conversations, I am daily confronted with the pain and suffering of so many innocent people in my life and in the world. Suffering seems to eagerly eat at the edges of life until people are worn down with sadness and despair.

Even though I do not understand the reasons for suffering, I believe that you are a God of love, a God of compassion. I pray that you will be with all those this day that are in pain, who suffer silently and alone, who feel abandoned and left by the side of life’s road. Wrap your arms of grace around them, until they know they are safely held in your embrace.

And, I pray, that you will fill my heart with the same compassion, and give me eyes to see how I can lovingly be a part of their healing. I ask this for the sake of your great love.


Wednesday, May 5, 2010

I Love You (Me too!)

I love this sweet boy.

Bloggity Blog Blog Blog

It seems like everyone is "blogging" these days. I thought I'd hop on the bandwagon. I'm not really sure what I'll end up writing about. I certainly won't be blogging my way through South America like Kadin or making national news like Melissa. (Although, Melissa is awesomely hysterical & I would highly reccomend you checking her out.) If you are looking for something wildly creative and magical you will not find it here. (But you will find it by reading up on my sweet friend, Christine's delicious blog.

What you will get here is a glimpse into my beautiful life & an introduction to a cast of characters I'm lucky enough to call my friends & family.

Thanks for stopping by.