Sunday, February 7, 2010

Why I Write

I have always loved this quote, but today got me thinking about it more than usual:

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.

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.

I don't write this blog as a popularity contest to see how many hits I get in a day.

My only motive is to spread the happiness and beauty that I've found in Life
And to keep an untraditional record of my life for my children to enjoy someday.

I honestly just love the release of writing down my thoughts
Because somehow they come out a lot clearer on a page than they do in my head.

With that said, I have only one favor to ask of you, as my friends:

"If you can't say something nice, don't say nothin' at all."
~Thumper - Disney's Bambi~

I am sincerely sorry if anything I write is ever offensive to you.
I honestly don't write things for any specific audience.

I write about Life, the way I've come to know it, in all of its beauty
And I hope to share that with you in any way possible,
Because it's important to know that you deserve to enjoy Life every day.

That is all . . .


Leon said...

I like to compare this blog to chocolate after a dementor attack. Alas, I hope you never change it.

Ashley said...

I love coming to your blog cuz! It always warms my heart. You are a very special woman and I am so thankful you are family. :)

Ashley Benjamin said...

I don't think we've ever met. I do know your cousin Elijah though. :) But I stumbled across your blog through another friend's blog, and I love it!! I'm constantly inspired by what you write. Keep it up, I thoroughly enjoy reading what you have to say!