Friday, October 19, 2007

Wise Words

OK, most of you know that I belong to Socks for Soldiers, we knit black socks on tiny tiny DPNs and send them off to Kim, who ships them off to our soldiers. Here are two little ditties that were posted from someone on the group:

First...Do It AnywayBy Mother Theresa

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 true enemies;
Succeed anyway.

If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you;
Be honest 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 was never between you and them anyway.

Second, from the book "The Four Agreements" by Don Miguel Ruiz.



Speak with integrity. Say only what you mean. Avoid using the word to speak against yourself or to gossip about others. Use the power of your word in the direction of truth and love.


Nothing others do is because of you. What others say and do is a projection of their own reality, their own dream. When you are immune to the opinions and actions of others, you won’t be the victim of needless suffering.


Find the courage to ask questions and to expresswhat you really want. Communicate with others as clearly as you can to avoid misunderstandings, sadness, and drama. With just this one agreement, you can completely transform your life.


Your best is going to change from moment to moment; it will be different when you are healthy as opposed to sick. Under any circumstance, simply do your best, and you will avoid self-judgment,self-abuse, and regret.

(back to me: Amazing hu?? Feel free to cut past and pass on. Try for one month to live by these principals.. Like that church who is doing the no complaining for 30 days thing.. it has taken some months to go 30 days straight without complaining!!)


Valerie said...

Awesome post!

P.S. Could you please post your quiz and trivia so Hufflepuffs can get 100% this time?

Allison said...

Great words to live by! I'll have to give it a try.