Tuesday, October 20, 2009

So, does this make me pretentious....

Sorry, I just could not resist=) tehe.

I stole this off of Summer Wind's post, but it is exactly how I feel today.

People are often unreasonable and self-centered.
Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people will accuse you of ulterior motives.
Be kind anyway.
If you are honest, people may cheat you.
Be honest anyway.
If you find happiness, people may be jealous.
Be happy anyway.
The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow.
Do good anyway.
Give the world the best you have and it may never be enough.
Give your best anyway.
For you see, in the end, it is between you and God.
It never was between you and them anyway.

-Mother Teresa




Thank everyone for your sweet tweets, comments, and emails. And yes, now you can put a face with a "pen" name at least. Yesterday put a lot of things in perspective for me. It made me see things and certain people in my life in a different light. But there will be no hate post, lord knows, that hateful blogger that was posting things that bashed bloggers yesterday was enough meanness to circulate our little blogger world. Today, I look at my glass as half full. I realize that yesterday helped me grow as a person. I realized that even though I've never met some of you IRL, that you are some of the best friends a girl could ask for, and that our community is truly not understood unless you are a part of it and participate versus lurking in the shadows. I, too, used to be a lurker you know. I will not apologize for anything I say on here unless it is truly warranted. This is my blog, and these are my musings. If you choose to misinterpret them, read too much into them, or let your own insecurities cloud your judgment to believe things are always directed at you, then that is your choice. I do not make anyone read my blog. It's a choice that you make, not me. In the words of Mrs. Petunia whom I adore=) "Be nice or leave."  There was too much hurt in my own personal life yesterday along with the mean blogger who put hurt into the lives of my blog friends to have the energy to write a hate post. The world we live in is full of enough of that without me adding to it......

And my new motto for life is, "Be pretty if you can, be witty if you must, but be gracious if it kills you."~Elsie de Wolfe

21 comments:

Kaitlin said...

love this post. so true.

Jennifer said...

Great post! I can't believe someone would talk about all these sweet ladies on a blog and leave those terrible comments!

Lulu Bee said...

this is a wonderful post. I love the quote at the end.

kLl said...

Glad today is going better for you. I love the positivity you've got going today, it is enough to make anyone smile!

Day Old News said...

I fully agree and am glad you are keeping your chin up! BTW I have thyroid cancer too, so I know what your mom is dealing with. :( Hope she recovers quickly and I'm praying for you both.

short southern momma said...

so true girl! Glad to see that your feeling better today. xoxo

Petunia said...

I love that quote from Mother Theresa! What a lovely post!!
xoxo

Raining Pearls said...

Glad to hear you are well and are looking at the positvies in every situation.

Lil' Woman said...

Wonderful post...love your new attitude! :)

Blackeyed_Susan said...

LOVE IT!!

Red and White Preppy said...

Great post :)

Hope your day today was better than yesterday!

Preppy Pink Crocodile said...

Wow- I'm just now putting all the pieces together. You are so fabulous for staying pretty and positive!!

The Pink Chick said...

I have been away from my computer most of yesterday and today, so I just caught your last two posts! I am so happy to put a face with my blog friend! You are so pretty!! Also, I want to let you know that you and your Mom are in my thoughts and prayers!

Beth's Blog said...

Belle,
I realize I don't comment much, but I love your blog. I don't know what the "mean blogger said" but I know that you are too nice for any of that negative stuff. I read your transition post and I thought it was just that and there was no bad light shone on anyone. I will keep you and your mom in my thoughts and prayers.

Beth

JG said...

Good word. Thanks for sharing.

Red and White Preppy said...

If you'd like to read my blog, let me know since I'm private (I'd need your email address)! If you want to send it to me, mine is ncsurach at yahoo dot com.

Southern Champagne Wishes said...

Great post! I love your new motto and have never heard that quote before. I also love the Thoreau one, my fellow lit major!

I'm glad that you are having a better day today and hope that your week continues to improve!

Emma said...

LOVES THIS. loves you.
keep on keep'n on!!
XOXO

Southern Living: Preppy Style said...

Great post, I'm so sorry you had to go through that. You are loved by many!

Lauren Kelly said...

This was great. LOVED it!!!!! :)

Emma said...

I love your blog! Ah, I know- my mom grew up in Chicago and so when I was little and started saying "Ya'll" she was like "NO WAY!"...that was when I was 4. Fortunately, I am getting ready to transfer (again) and this time I'm looking at UK and Vanderbilt!! You live in Tennessee, right? Anywhere close to Nashvegas? Xo

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