Letters to Our Children: April

Dadrian,

     You are the peacemaker. You are the heart of our home. You are always willing to give of yourself and sacrifice your own wants and desires for others. So much so that I've had to force you not to so that you don't get taken advantage of. Do I want you to do good? Yes. But as a mother I also don't want to sit back and watch wrong doing to be done to you. But maybe I'm wrong. Maybe, I should allow you to be who you are no matter what? Why should you have to change your goodness for the sake of others? I'm reminded of a 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."

Be good anyway my sweet boy.

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