It sounds kinda cheesy but one of the most important goals in my life is for me to be a good person. That is not always easy, especially when you work with the public like I do! Sometimes it takes quite a bit of extra effort to be patient and understanding, and I will be the first to admit that I do not always succeed. It is something that I believe takes a life long conscience effort. It is so easy to be irritated by people and to judge. But, when I do succeed and don't judge and I stay positive, the bonus is that I feel better too. I know that I might sound like a total dork, but, well, this is me. This poem was on Beckers Blog yesterday, I liked it, so I snagged it and put it here. It is a poem by Kent Keith that Mother Teresa loved. It helps me to remember my goal. It's a good one. The poem and the goal.
- Do It Anyway
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 and frank anyway.
What you spend years building, some 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.