over lunch today i asked the question, have you ever known someone or someones who only takes and either gives nothing or very little? i said they will take and take until the last drop and you'll look up and find you are drained. i did get a lot of yes answers. for a minute i just needed to pull back and keep something for myself. now that i feel stronger i'd like to share again. the thing is to find a balance where i can share and not be drained, and to have some stuff for myself. it takes time to find that balance... ahhh and the patience of a saint...
do it any way~by mother teresa
people are often unreasonable, illogical,
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 God
it was never between you and them anyway.
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