Saturday, September 21, 2013

love anyway.

this quote.

“people are often unreasonable, irrational, 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 unfaithful friends and some genuine enemies. 
succeed anyway.

if you are honest and sincere, people may deceive you. 
be honest and sincere anyway.

what you spend years creating, others could destroy overnight.
 create anyway.

if you find serenity and happiness, some may be jealous. 
be happy anyway.

the good you do today, will often be forgotten. 
do good anyway.

give the best you have, and it will never be enough. 
give your best anyway.

in the final analysis, it is between you and God. 

it was never between you and them anyway.” 
mother teresa.

i have been struggling with some issues in my personal life that have been challenging.

i tend to be fiercely protective of the ones i love...
and end up taking up their offense.

it is not always easy to forgive anyway.

i sometimes find myself wanting to hold on to the anger. or disappointment. or hurt.

but this is not the kind of love i am about.
the kind of love i want to model to my boys.

the deep love i have chosen to receive and give freely forgives anyway.

it is kind and sincere and sacrificial.

it does not keep a record of wrong.

it is not selfish or vindictive.

the kind of love that i choose to give is selfless.
more concerned about others than myself.

it brings freedom and life.

this love.

this is what i choose to give.

i choose to love anyway.


  1. Beautiful words about forgiveness. I think it's hard for me to forgive sometimes because it's giving up control and I tend to be a control freak. But you're right, the letting go brings so much freedom - so worth it.

    1. you are so very right! giving up that control can be one of the hardest things about forgiveness, but yes, the freedom is so worth it! thanks for stopping by! :)

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  3. Beautiful words! Found you through casey's blog! :)

    1. thank you so much!! i'm so glad you stopped by! :)