Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Anyway. . .

I didn't need this on this particular day, but I must admit that there are many days when I do need to read this.


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; Succeed anyway.

If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you;
Be honest and frank anyway.

What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight.
Build anyway.

The good you do today people will often be forgetten 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.

Author: Dr. Kent Keith

(I originally read this on a blog I frequent - Angelica Grace Designs - the link is on the right)

Friday, October 10, 2008

Not always interesting, but always blessed. . .

Wow - I knew that keeping up with a blog would be hard for me but I didn't realize it had been that long since my last post. Here are a few random things that have been going on: (*warning~ these things are not extremely interesting so be warned!)

*I went to the Willie Nelson concert in Spartanburg last week. Now, I am not a fan of Willie but I must admit he puts on a pretty good show. He played for almost 2 hours straight without ever stopping. That's pretty good for an old man! I must also note, that it was worth every dime of the ticket price to sit and watch the people. The guy in the row in front of us was the best! He made for a very comical night! My experience there could actually be a blog post in itself!

*I have been getting ready for a craft show that is tomorrow. Every time I do one of these I swear that I will never do another one. Low and behold, I have one tomorrow. Since I am the procrastinator that I am, these shows can make for some stressful nights for me!

*I found out that we didn't get rid of all the fire ants in our yard. Guess how I found that out???

*I have been trying to get stuff together to meet with my advisor at Converse so that I can hopefully start on my Masters sometime soon. When you have been out of school this long it is really hard to stomach the idea of going back.

*A friend of my brother's was ordained as a minister this past Sunday night. I didn't get to attend but just hearing my mom talk about it brought tears to my eyes. I often used to consider Nate, Jonathan and Stephen my 3 other brothers. Although I don't see Nate often, and haven't seen him in many years, I am proud to say that I know him. He is an incredible guy with a great passion for the Lord. He has a wonderful family and his wife's blog makes me laugh!

Well, I warned you that these aren't anywhere near the most interesting things that you will read today. But that's my life sometimes, not always interesting but always blessed!