To my dearest Amber,
In light of recent events, I thought I’d send you these words of wisdom. I feel the message pertains to your recent encounter with some not so great people – ok, who are we kidding here – they are the very definition of scum, not even worth the dog poo on the bottom of my shoe. To take something that isn’t yours is just plain mean – If I ever met them, I would be sure to let them know that “your soul is an appalling dump-heap, overflowing with the most disgraceful assortment of deplorable rubbish imaginable” (as stated in the Mr. Grinch theme song). Alas, though, the curse of being a good person is that you try not to let it tarnish your overall view of the human race – being able to forgive, and maybe not necessarily forget – but allow yourself to move past the negative and continue to shine your positive light even though others attempt to dim it. And I couldn’t think of a more perfect human spirit who exemplified this mindset than Mother Teresa herself.
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.
Do not dim your light, my friend, you have too much to offer this world.