I wasn’t even born when the big tragedy happened. My hu-brother Michael wasn’t either. My Gregory was only 3 years old.
Mama watched a few tributes, but they were too sad.
However, Mama read me this poem that a lady read at her old high school.
We thought it would be a good thing to share with you all.
It’s not about dogs, but it could be.
It’s not about 9/11 but it could be
It’s about life and how to live it when bad things happen.
I think it’s pretty cool.
It’s by a really nice lady named Mother Theresa. I think I would have liked her.
Here it is.
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;
If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you;
Be honest and frank anyway.
What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight;
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 your Spirit;
It was never between you and them anyway.
– Mother Theresa